Fact: people can be creeps.

You know that’s the truth!

And AskReddit users went on the record and talked about the traits they think make people straight-up CREEPY.

Check out what they had to say.

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“People who ask you a question and then just stare at you without any follow up after you answer them.

I swear every time I’ve talked to the big boss /CEO of a workplace they will ask me a really simple question like “how are you today?”

And when I say “I’m good, how are you?” I just get this confused stare in return. Just f**king say something or nod or ANYTHING.”

Back up.

“People who stand too close to you when they’re talking.

Fair enough if it’s a loud setting but if it’s just the two of you and the other person is standing right up close it’s super creepy.”

You can let go now.

“Firm handshakes but they don’t let go.

Makes me so uncomfortable and I absolutely do not trust anyone that does this.”

That’s weird.

“People who roleplay when texting you.

And type out stutters like “i-i.. really like you, looks away nervously”.

It makes me want to run as far away from you as possible because what the hell?”

Let’s get to know each other!

“Trying to get a load of personal information from you in a first meeting…like phone number, Facebook, Instagram or whatever else you have!”


“Something I’ve witnessed myself doing and others: accidental eye contact followed by vaguely looking past the person to non-verbally be like ‘hey, I wasn’t actually looking at you, sorry!’ except it ends up being/feeling creepy.”

Do you mind?!?!

“Taking pics of people you don’t know.

I had to take a Greyhound bus home for Thanksgiving break in college. It was a late bus, so I fell asleep.

When I woke up, there was a guy two rows ahead and to the right leaning into the aisle and taking pictures of me on his flip phone.”

Not getting the message.

“They don’t understand when you make it clear that you want to be left alone.

No, I’m not lonely.

No, I’m not waiting for somebody.

No, I’m not seeking company.

I just want to be left to my own devices now can you please f**k off?!”


“People who brag about their romantic escapades.

I have a coworker who comes in and tells us about different girls he picked up off of dating apps every time we see him at work, sharing a lot of graphic details.

Once he also showed us a photo he took of the girl during s**, which is obviously a huge no-no and we all told him so.

Worst part is that lately he’s obsessed with a female coworker of ours, who is a good friend of mine, and the idea of her getting treated like that is really sad.”

I’ll be your friend!

“People who are super quick to tell you all about what’s great friend they are, and talk about how ready they are to help out.

Every single person I’ve met who was like this was very self-centered.

People who are genuinely kind and helpful, generally don’t spend a lot of time telling everyone about what a humanitarian they are.”

All smiles.

“Perhaps the most creepy trait of all is when someone smiles for too long without any reason.

I mean, sure, it’s nice to smile, but when you keep doing it for minutes on end, it starts to look like you’re hiding something. Like maybe you’re secretly plotting to take over the world or something.

Or maybe you just need to lay off the caffeine. Either way, it’s creepy.”

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