20 Things That Make You Look Like a Loser, Even If You’re Not One

We’ve all either seen or done this at some point in our lives: those cringeworthy moments when people do things that make them look like total losers. Yeah, we said it, and you know what we mean! But don’t worry, we’re not here to shame anyone; we’re all guilty of a loser move or two from time to time.

One Redditor asked, “What screams “I’m a loser”?” Now, this thread has received thousands of comments, and we have listed the most upvoted ones for you!

1. Litterers

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “Adults who litter.”

Someone else added, “Bonus points for throwing fast food garbage out the car’s window. I was riding a passenger with a friend who did that like it was nothing. I was just… dumbfounded.”

Think about it- we’ve got trash cans all over the place! They’re not hiding; they’re standing there, waiting for you to put your trash where it belongs.

2. Verbally Abusing Workers

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One said, “Screaming at retail workers/minimal wage workers.”

Another replied, “I used to do delivery for a pizza place. You would be surprised how many people cuss you out/ threaten you/ try to scam you. It is a crazy amount! Working that job made me, at large, hate people.”

And you know what’s even worse? It’s not just about the noise but the complete lack of respect.

3. TikTok 

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Don’t get us wrong; humor is awesome, and a good prank can make you laugh till your sides hurt. But there’s a fine line between funny and just plain obnoxious. 

Someone commented, “TikTok pranks in public places.”

Another person pitched in to say, “Adults on TikTok in general. How did some people grow older and not learn to stop putting their image on social media?”

4. Not Being Responsible 

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Refusing responsibility not only makes you look like a total loser, but it’s also super unfair to others. A Reddit user wrote, “Refusing to take responsibility for your actions.”

Another added, “Yup. Came here to say it. If someone who is over the age of 12 can just spurt out an excuse for everything, they are a loser!”

5. Jealousy 

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One said, “Being jealous of your own children.”

Someone else added, “I’ve got a mom like that. It’s terrible. And I’m not young, and she’s still jealous.”

Your kids are like your mini-you’s, right? You’ve nurtured them, taught them, and watched them grow. They’re your pride and joy. So why on earth would you be jealous of them?

6. Mocking Others for Having Fun

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Someone commented, “Making fun of people for enjoying things.”

Another replied, “When I hear people doing this, I like asking them “So what do you do for fun?” Most of the time, they either have equally obscure hobbies or no hobbies at all.”

So, don’t be a loser who rains on people’s parades. Let them enjoy their rubber ducks, stamp collections, or whatever floats their boat. It’s what makes the world a colorful and interesting place!

7. Alpha Males

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First, the alpha male concept comes from animal behavior, like wolves and stuff. We’re not wolves, people; we’re humans! Trying to act all dominant and macho seems like a desperate attempt to prove something.

One said, “Men who call themselves alpha males.”

Another person pitched in to say, “Any man who must say ‘I am the king’ is no true king.”

8. Being Mean

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “Being mean to people.”

Someone else added, “Extra points for being mean and immediately running away to escape consequences.”

We all have our off days, but there’s no excuse for being mean on purpose. It’s not cool and doesn’t make you look tough or impressive. It makes you look like a sore loser.

9. Revving Engines

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We all get it; some people love their mean machines and want to show them off. But there’s a time and place for everything, and 2 a.m. in a quiet neighborhood isn’t that! 

A Reddit user wrote, “Revving loud engines in the middle of the night. Edit: In residential neighborhoods. There are school-aged kids.”

Another person said, “True, not only does it scream “loser” but also “I’m overcompensating for things” 

Another added, “I like the sound of engines, any engines… but revving at any time in any residential area is just dumb.”

10. Blaming Others

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Someone commented, “Blaming everyone else for your bad choices or disappointments in life.”

Another person agreed to it and said, “This is true, but very often, this excuse is used to dismiss complaints about broken systems. It’s all about balance: we didn’t choose to be born into our circumstances, but some things are still definitely in your control.”

So, instead of playing the blame game and looking like a loser, admit when you’ve messed up. It’s not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength.

11. Loud Music in Public

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Look, we all love music, right? It’s like the soundtrack to our lives. But when you crank up the volume to max in a public place, you’re not just sharing your tunes; you’re sharing your lack of consideration for others. 

One said, “Playing your music loud in public. Especially on public transportation…”

Another replied, “I once had a neighbor who blasted subwoofers every day and night until like 3 a.m., worse still, he only ever played 1 song over and over.”

12. Politics

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “Letting Politics take over your life. Treating them like they are the same when they are not. Republicans and Democrats are not the Eagles and Cowboys.”

Someone else added, “Blind allegiance to or against Democrat / Repub or Cowboy / Eagles is pretty comparable. Like what are the odds that you actually agree/disagree with all planks of a political party (the answer is pretty close to zero).”

We get it; politics can be exciting, and staying informed about what’s happening in the world is essential. But when it becomes the ONLY thing you talk about, think about, and dream about, then you’re stuck in a never-ending election campaign.

13. Sports

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A Reddit user wrote, “Adopting sports teams as your entire personality.”

Another added, “You just called out no less than 25% of the US population. I know so many former Redskins fans. They quit their favorite team that they enthusiastically supported their whole life over a name change.”

Sure, sports are awesome. They bring people together, create epic moments, and give us something to cheer for. But when your entire life revolves around your team’s wins and losses, you start missing out on everything else that makes life rad.

14. IQ

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One said, “Mentioning IQ. “I have a 180 IQ from a military test.” (The ASVAB is not an IQ test LOL)”

Someone else added, “Man, I once scored high on some online IQ test and made that stuff my whole personality. I’m glad I outgrew that phase.”

Another replied, “Story time! I remember my mother-in-law bragging she took an online IQ test and scored 160. Knowing she was of average intelligence, I checked it out, took it myself, and scored even higher than her. 

Now there is no way my IQ is anything like 170, but to prove what a fraud the test was, I retook it and answered every question wrong. BTW, picking an obviously wrong answer is easier than picking a correct answer. My new score? 180.”

Instead of always mentioning your IQ, let your actions and conversations speak for themselves. Show your smarts through your ideas, kindness, and ability to connect with others. That’s the kind of intelligence that really matters!

15. Borrowing Money

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “Going up to random people acting like they know you and they’re your best friend and asking for you to ‘lend’ them money.”

Someone commented, “Or casually bringing up how they think people need to treat each other better and trust one another and very, very subtly transitioning to the topic; you giving them money.”

Asking for money from someone you barely know is not just awkward; it’s downright cringe-worthy.

16. No Family Planning

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Bringing a human into the world is like taking on a full-time job, which isn’t cheap. So, when you’re both jobless and actively trying to expand your family, it’s surely a recipe for financial disaster. 

A Reddit user wrote, “Actively trying to get pregnant while neither of you has a job.”

Another added, “Or getting pregnant thinking a kid will fix the marriage. Or while you have an income but not enough to comfortably raise a kid.”

17. Andrew Tate

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Andrew Tate he’s got a reputation, right? Some people might call him controversial, and others might call him outlandish, but if you’re a die-hard Andrew Tate stan, you might also come off as misogynistic!

One said, “Being an Andrew Tate stan.”

Another replied, “100% nothing more loserish than basing your whole identity around hating women.”

18. Stalking 

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Someone commented, “Stalking an ex. People need to get over it fr, fr.”

Another person pitched in to say, “I have absolutely never understood stalking. Even online stalking. If we broke up, I’m likely heartbroken. Why would I want to watch from a distance? Or worse, see you happy with someone else? That just seems like self-flagellation.”

Breakups are tough, and we all go through that “What are they up to?” phase. But it’s not a good look when you start tracking their every move on social media, lurking around their hangouts, or showing up uninvited.

19. Shopping Carts

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One said, “Not putting your shopping carriage in the designated area.”

Someone else added, “A guy at our company all-hands meeting openly admitted to this in front of the whole company and was like “You know how nobody takes their shopping cart back, right?” That was funny, but it can actually cause accidents and hurt ppl.”

Using the cart return isn’t rocket science; it’s a basic consideration for others.

20. Cheaters

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A discerning Reddit user commented, “Cheaters. No matter if video games, taxes, relationships….”

Another replied, “Cheating is the worst thing you can ever do. You have to admit to yourself that you can’t beat someone and that they’re better than you. I’d rather lose and put in the work so I can dominate next time than admit someone is better.”

Being a winner is way more satisfying when you know you got there by your own hard work and honesty—so cheating? Nah, we’re better than that.

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