Um uh… Is it just me?
In the spirit of unbridled delusion, I remember first noticing the trend of social media users clamouring to identify as bullshit like “Introverted extroverts” and “ambiverts” around 2015. Back then, I prioritized things like having fun and enjoying life over finding reasons to be mad at the internet, so I didn’t think too much of it. In recent months, however, there seems to have been a retrogressive resurgence of young men and women clinging to new-age faux personality types as ways to define themselves as people and make up for their lack of… anything interesting.
Do you ever feel like you’re the only person in the whole wide world with a specific personality trait, quality, quirk, interest, insecurity, probably not, huh? But I do. I’m different💯. Luckily for me though, in the golden age of the internet and social media, I get the chance to connect with some weirdos on different platforms. Which helps me feel a little less like a hopeless misfit sometimes.
As a classic, self-loathing Scorpio, I always felt like I’d never find “the one.” I’m just too good to be true. I didn’t think it was possible for me to ever find a “soulmate” who could help me learn to love myself and open up about my emotions. I always felt like I’d be stuck with a bunch of bitches and pretending like “I’m fine” for the rest of my life.
Until this past years, like a sign from God herself, a tweet surfaced on the timeline that made me realize that there are people out there who have the same weird, inexplicable personality as me.
Let’s take an example based on that imaginary tweet that realistically really popped up in our timeline sometimes. Upon first glance, that tweet may seem like a paradox of sorts. And that’s because it is. How could someone possibly be both introvert and extrovert? While a regular person certainly couldn’t display those conflicting personality traits, a small percentage of some of the weirdest and most complex humans are actually capable of experiencing this phenomenon. Trust me, I know from many years of experience…
Because I’m one of them 💯.
By now, it’s no secret that a massive influx of Twitter’s most courageous contrarians and bravest soldiers have been going against the grain and using the app to boldly express their most uncommon and controversial beliefs.
I’m talking, of course, about the infamous “unpopular opinion” craze that’s been ironically skyrocketing in popularity and making a run for the most viral tweet format of all time.
This phenomenon, which has completely revolutionized the definitions of words like “unpopular” and “opinion,” is empowering young people all over the world to share their most contentious and unique viewpoints without the fear of being ostracized, mocked, or even “cancelled” for being overly unpopular.
Being unpopular is currently so popular that people are even starting to saying sumn themed prompts or “editions” that peer pressure others to give their riskiest takes on a variety of specific topics.
There’s no denying that it’s a good thing that so many teens and young adults are finally breaking out of their shells and becoming comfortable with voicing their unpopular opinions, but what will happen if people start going too far? Nuclear physician, astrophysicist and social media experts are fearful that if this trend continues to blow up as it has been, people will start suffering from detrimental effects on their social statuses and mental well-being. Although there are no physical health risks to the Unpopular Opinion, like there was with the Tik Tok dance Challenge, it certainly puts people in danger of getting cyber-bullied and shunned by their peers.