There’s a lovely little word that I feel doesn’t get used enough despite ample opportunity and applicability. That word is “misanthrope,” and it’s defined thusly:
Mis•an•thrope – noun – a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
Pretty relatable right?
But it doesn’t stop there. You can toss it in as an adjective (“misanthropic”), an active noun (“misanthropy”), or even throw it around as an “ism,” (“misanthropism”).
You can do all of this to sound just a little more sophisticated while explaining to the people around you that you hate the people around you and want nothing to do with them. That is, if you’re anything like the folks who wrote these tweets.
10. Alone again, naturally
This has pretty much been me for the last year, I must confess.
I act like I don't mind being alone when deep down, the truth is that I fucking love being alone
— Gloria Fallon (@GloriaFallon123) February 1, 2016
9. Dog eat dog
Canines are infinitely better than humans.
[bends down to pet your dog]
Me: what's this guys name
Owner: this is-
Me [not breaking eye contact with dog]: yeah I wasn't talking to you
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) January 31, 2016
8. What do you think you’re doing?
I’m gonna need way more information before I make even a verbal commitment, this might be a trap.
My answer to “what are you doing this weekend” will always be dependent on why someone is asking. I need to know what I’m getting out of.
— Katie Haller (@halleratyou) July 17, 2015
7. It’s no surprise to me
‘Cause every now and then I kick the living sh*t outta me.
I'm my own worst enemy, but there are literally hundreds of people tied for second place.
— LOLy SCiONIC (@OllyiConic) August 22, 2013
6. Remember, remember
I see no reason the random light treason should ever be forgot.
Thanks to smartphones I no longer memorize phone numbers which leaves more space for important things like grudges.
— Eden Dranger (@Eden_Eats) January 21, 2016
5. Asked and answered
It’s a dangerous game that you’re playing.
I never want to be one of those girls who has to ask her boyfriend if she can go out. Mainly because what if he says yes?
— Missy Baker (@TheMissyBaker) August 3, 2019
4. Downright neighborly
The less they know of my existence the better.
The neighbor said hi again today… I'm probably just gonna move.
— Trey Glauser (@treyglauser) June 8, 2013
3. Squad goals
Oh, I’m dead serious about that.
I don't have a "squad." But I do know like 4 or 5 people who probably don't want me to die.
— Trevor S (@trevso_electric) September 13, 2015
2. Back off
I’m sorry, do you know who I am?
Them: What’s the first thing you notice when someone tries to approach you?
Me: The audacity! pic.twitter.com/p07ndeaC6R
— Classy Gay INFJ (D-NY) (@gayinfj) June 25, 2019
1. Checking in
Yup, it’s still pretty stupid out here.
Me checking outside to make sure I still hate the general public pic.twitter.com/S3raefaKEb
— Matsiko Mark Katatumba ?????? (@KatatumbaM) January 11, 2020
We misanthropes gotta stick together. But separately, because ew.
Would you define yourself as a people person? Why or why not?
Tell us in the comments.