Signs You're An Angsty Teenager Trapped In An Adult's Body

Signs You're An Angsty Teenager Trapped In An Adult's Body

Some things never change.

You know how we like to laugh about angsty teenagers? They're so moody and quiet, and they follow strange fashion trends. They swear they know exactly what they're doing and we just "don't understand." We may laugh at those teenagers. But do you ever wonder if you're an angsty teenager trapped inside of an adult's body? Some of us still secretly going through our black-eyeliner-on-the-waterline stage and here is solid proof.

1. You find yourself saying, "It's not just a phase!"

When you tell your mom that you never plan on getting married and having kids, and she replies that one day you'll change your mind, and you're first response is, "It's not just a phase!" It's like a blast from the past.

2. You love dark-colored anything.

You're wardrobe is decked in various black garments, and your go-to going-out makeup is smoky and edgy. "Black like my soul," you say, which is totally something 12-year-old you would have said while you applied a lot of black eyeliner to your low eyelid.

3. Your texting is grammatically incorrect (on purpose).

Remember when we used to talk on AIM and instead of typing like a normal human being, we'd rAndOmlY caPitalIZe letters? Or just adddd a lotttt of letterrrrs to our words? Well now, we just don't use any punctation at all, and sometimes use some flourishes to add ~emphasis~.

4. You are very trendy.

When we were 12, wearing an unnecessary amount of tank tops at once and tying our t-shirts with a hair tie was cool. Now we rock our chokers, our booties and our bodysuits.

5. You fight against societal norms.

You tell yourself that it's okay to not do so well on your finals, because college degrees are just constructs invented by society and they don't really matter to be ultimately successful. Right? Right?!?

6. You joke about hating people often.

What starts as a light, occasional joke eventually turns into a lifestyle. A boy doesn't hold the door open for you, and "I hate boys" slips out of your mouth. A girl cuts you in line for the bathroom, and you're ready to fight her. You make a lot of "jokes" about liking your pets better than most people, but really, are they jokes?

7. You also joke about hating yourself often.

"I hate myself" comes out of your mouth at least 30 times a day. You may not mean it like it you did when you were 16, but sometimes you just get so exasperated with yourself, whether it's because you made a corny joke or a very poor decision.

8. You hate talking on the phone.

Remember when you were 15 and your mom made you call the dentist by yourself or talk to a distant relative you didn't know that well, and you wanted to die? Or when you'd purposely ignore calls because you hated talking on the phone? Or -- wait, was this when you were 15 or was this last week?

9. You hate having a crush on someone.

You'd think by the time you were in your 20s, having a "crush" meant going on dates and having sophisticated conversations, but honestly, it's a lot like the old days of waiting for them to text or Snapchat you back and hoping you look good when you run into them around campus. The whole thing is still very angsty and exhausting.

10. You have wanderlust.

You want to travel the world! You want to get out of this two-star town! You were made to see every amazing thing this world has to offer! You are just too restless to stay in one place for too long!

11. You love being overdramatic.

Whether you're being overly excited, overly angry or overly upset, you love to live a lifestyle full of loves of passion and drama. Everything is the biggest deal in the world, including yourself.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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