We all know someone who thinks they are acting cool by judging others. However, in reality, they are acting like a total douchebag. 

About the same thing, user u/finleyg113 of the Reddit group is asking “What do people think makes them look cool, but actually makes them look like a douchebag?” Scroll down to see some epic response. 


People who tease guys for drinking “girly drinks”. If a guy wants to drink a Strawberry Daiquiri let him drink it in peace.

Do you know what is manly? Drinking whatever the f*** you want without giving a s*** what people think.


Handing a homeless guy a ten-dollar bill and posting it on Youtube


Driving around residential areas too fast in cars with really loud engines and those exhausts that go BANG BANG BANG all the time. They look like nothing other than inconsiderate a***holes.


Being mean to serving staff


Blasting music in public transportation without headphones.


Vandalizing rocks, trees, etc. in parks and nature preserves. It takes you out of the experience when you’re scanning a gorgeous landscape and your eyes land on ‘butthead + dingdong forever’ in bright colors


Declaring themselves to an ‘Alpha-male’, ‘High-Value Women’ or anything like that it.

It screams immaturity and a lack of self-awareness.


It’s just a prank bro, It’s just a prank! – said by every douche about to get their a** kicked because they pushed too far.


Doing something nice for someone and videotaping it for clout.


Gatekeeping a fandom or hobby. “You aren’t a real fan of XYZ band if you started listening to them after this album”, “You’re not a real beer drinker if you don’t like IPAs”


Undermining a person every time they try to talk.

My ex did this to me and the amount of confidence I’ve lost is terrible. Still recovering after 3 years. Teasing someone when they gather guts to talk in a group and then laughing is useless. Cannot explain how badly it hurts


Using a cellphone in public on speaker.


The line between joking and bullying can be a thin one, and a lot of douchebags either don’t see it or they just don’t care.


Wearing name-brand clothing just because it has the brand written all over the clothing, for everyone else to see.


Supporting a celebrity that doesn’t give a s**t about your existence online to the extent of bullying and name-calling people who don’t worship that celebrity


Picking on someone in a group and trying to get everyone else to laugh at them. Not in a hey! everyone’s joking around kind of way- in a being a nasty piece of work and embarrassing the person kind of way.


Picking on weird kids


That whole “I don’t give a f***” attitude online where people just hate everyone and be super edgy, doesn’t make you look cool, just makes you look like a d***.


Bragging about their income or material possessions


Being an a**hole to other people to boost your own ego


Spitting in public or indoors (this happens in my school, it’s disgusting)


Judging another person for their interests even if the other person’s interests don’t affect or hurt anyone else. The other day I had an acquaintance tell me how a friend of mine who likes to collect Funko Pops must be such a virgin even though the guy is literally married with a kid on the way.


Teachers who are proud of many of their students not passing, if I ever get a teacher like that maybe I should ask why they are proud for being a bad teacher.


Keyboard warriors who are actually scaredy cats in real life.


Judging people who dress differently from them


Also judging people for their music choices. Like when someone goes through your iPod/Spotify/whatever and is all “eww you listen to this” then proceeds to tell you about the super edgy music they listen to that “no one really knows yet” 🙄🙄


Smoking in “no smoking” zones


This is very specific, but I once knew a bloke who thought he was cool for not liking Game of Thrones, which is fine but would then post spoilers of it on social media along the lines of “I don’t watch or care about Game of Thrones, but X died in the most recent episode, unlucky if you saw this”. I fell victim to it once and I literally thought my blood was boiling. I was so angry.

The lesson here is probably to stay off social media before you’ve seen the most recent episode of a show you love…. But still…. F*** that guy.


Pretending to know… Or be something when actually having no Idea….



The ones who don’t know how to get attention so they start gossiping about everyone. And I’m like I know your life is not interesting but please have some respect for others and for yourself.



Constantly telling people about the women they’ve slept with or were otherwise involved with. I knew a guy like this in college, he was one of the most obnoxious dudes I’ve known.