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15 Phases People Went Through That’ll Make You Wince

We’ve all been through a cringe phase at some point. 

A netizen recently asked, “What was the cringiest phase you went through?”. Below are the top responses:

THE BRUTALLY HONEST PHASE 

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“The ‘brutally honest’ phase. No, I was being a jerk.”

THE TOXIC POSITIVITY PHASE 

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“The toxic positivity phase, I was so annoying and dismissive.”

THE BICYCLE-HORSE PHASE 

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“I used to pretend my bicycle was a horse. I would pretend to tack it up, groom it, and jump it over things. I just got a secondhand cringe from typing this.”

THE FACEBOOK STATUS PHASE 

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“Posting the worst status updates on Facebook as a kid, my god, some were utterly the cringiest things I’ve ever read.”

THE NOT-SO-PROFESSIONAL RAPPER PHASE 

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“I tried to become a professional rapper at 14, but I lost a rap battle to a heart patient with a stutter.”

HARDCORE ATHEIST PHASE

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“Hardcore atheist. I needed everyone to know that their beliefs were illogical. Once I saw someone else doing the same, I realized how awful it was. I’m still an atheist, but I respect religious people, and I know I don’t have all the answers.”

THE “I’M NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS” PHASE

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“‘I’m not like other Girls’ and ‘Female simp’ phase. I quit when I realized that was pretty classist and misogynistic toward other women.”

PSEUDO INTELLECTUAL PHASE 

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“I had this pseudo-intellectual phase where everything and everyone was so interesting. I was living like I was writing for a vice documentary.”

THE COPYCAT PHASE

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“My 20s-30s in general. I was trying to copy my friends, fit in, and appear normal. I had no personality of my own, I was super immature, and it’s only been the last couple of years (I’m 33 now) I’ve been able to set boundaries for myself and live my best life.”

THE MARRIAGE DESPO PHASE

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“Being desperate for marriage and kids in my 20s and early 30s, like, legitimately crying when I saw happy families. Thank God I’m out of that phase and happy with my life now.”

THE GRAMMAR NAZI PHASE 

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“Probably my ‘grammar nazi” phase. It was idiotic.”

THE INSECURITY PHASE 

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“Insecurity phase. I was in a bad place mentally and changed personalities depending on who I was with. I remember not knowing how to act with two friends from different groups. Cringey as hell!”

COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET PHASE 

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“Coming out of the closet phase, had a rainbow on everything like I needed the world to know (high school 2007 era).” 

THE KOREAN-POP PHASE 

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“Korean-Pop (K-pop) phase. I wasted so much time watching K-pop videos and living on the fan forums.”

THE MEXICAN PHASE 

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“As a Filipino-American, a phase back when I was eight where I wanted to be Mexican, including watching Telemundo, buying a Mexican flag towel, eating burritos every week, & trying to learn Spanish from the dictionary.”

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Looking to relocate? Here are 12 cities in the US where you might want to avoid setting up roots. These cities are plagued by problems like high crime rates, poor infrastructure, and a lack of affordable housing. Read here.

15 Things We All Need to Stop Buying. It’s Total Waste Of Money

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To save money, reduce clutter, and help the environment, here are 15 things we can all stop buying

15 “Non-Religious” Cults That Almost Feel Religious. Are You Guilty Of Being A Part Of Any?

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So many fads are turning into some “divine” stuff people follow with an “almost religious” devotion. Here are 15 non-religious cults that feel like religious ones.

15 Physical Traits That Might Make You Less Dateable

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Physical attraction is an essential factor in many romantic relationships. However, it’s important to remember that everyone has different preferences. Read here. 

The Exodus: Why People Are Leaving Religion in Droves

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Religion is a personal and complex topic, and there are many reasons why someone might turn their back on it. Read why people are leaving religion.

This article was originally published on Mrs. Daaku Studio.