Am I Mean?

By: Ira Kurylenko
Created: 10 months ago
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Are you a big fan of Mean Girls? No? Or, maybe, you are a mean cutie yourself? Let’s find out!
You might not even know that you are a mean person yourself! How is that possible? Easily. Wherever you are in a bad mood, you might do something mean without bad intentions even! It’s just your way to express your feelings. Or, you might be doing it all on purpose. Who knows! After all, it’s all up to you! 
And, now, in this Am I Mean quiz, you’ll be able to find out the truth! Are you ready for that though? No hard feelings! 

Who Is a Mean Person? 

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A mean person is someone who makes others feel bad and uncomfortable, whether they do it on purpose or not. Society is built on inter-relationships between people and groups. Unfortunately, we all can’t be nice. Everybody is different, after all. And it means that there are mean people in our lives. I’m sure we all have faced them numerous times throughout our lives. 

And here are some behaviors that we consider mean in humans: 

  • Insults and Name-Calling: Using derogatory language to belittle or humiliate someone.
  • Bullying: Repeatedly targeting someone with negative actions, words, or exclusion.
  • Mocking or Ridiculing: Making fun of someone's appearance, abilities, or opinions.
  • Spreading Rumors: Sharing false or damaging information about someone to harm their reputation.
  • Teasing in a Hurtful Way: Teasing that goes beyond friendly banter and becomes hurtful or offensive.
  • Public Shaming: Criticizing or berating someone in front of others.
  • Making Hurtful Jokes: Jokes that target sensitive topics or exploit someone's vulnerabilities.
  • Lying or Manipulating the Truth: Deceiving someone to gain an advantage or cause harm.

Can a Mean Person Change?

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It’s important to treat others with kindness. You receive what you give most of the time. And that means changing your mean habits is a must, not just an option. And a mean human is capable of change. And great change at that! It might not be easy but it’s doable. It may seem like a waste of time, but you’ll enjoy the results in time. 
And here are a couple of tips on how to exchange your mean patterns to kinder ones! 

Develop Empathy

Put yourself in others' shoes and try to understand their feelings and perspectives. Consider how your words and actions might affect others emotionally.

Think Before You Speak/Act

Pause before reacting impulsively to a situation.

Apologize and Make Amends

If you've hurt someone, apologize sincerely and take responsibility for your actions.

Seek Professional Help

If you find it challenging to control mean behavior, consider seeking therapy or counseling to address underlying issues. After all, this would be the fastest way to change your behavior. It may not be easy still, but you’ll have emotional support and a great guide on your journey to self-reflection! 

Are you ready to take the quiz now after learning what it’s exactly: being mean? If so, I wish you good luck and hope you can be a kinder person no matter your result. There is always room for improvement. 

About Ira

Ira Kurylenko

Introducing Ira, the mastermind behind mind-bending quizzes that defy the norm. With a flair for creativity, she pushes boundaries, challenging our thinking. Her quizzes are a delightful fusion of entertainment and enlightenment, earning her a special place in the hearts of quiz enthusiasts.