Hobbies that Instantly Make Other People Dislike You

Enjoy your hobbies, but know that some hobbies raise red flags for others. People immediately lose respect for you if they find out you engage in any of these hobbies. 


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What’s supposed to be a fun game morphed into a soul-consuming pastime. People who casually plan and collect are fine, but those who let it seep into every aspect of their life get scary. 

Gym Influencers

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Their hobby is going to the gym to take pictures of themselves at the gym. Some users say the most popular influencers in the niche are the most dangerous because many likely use performance-enhancing drugs but will never admit it. 

Polo Players

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One user said they live near a polo field, and every player is a giant jerk. They also claimed the horses seemed scared, which makes the sport even worse. 


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Religious? That’s great! Believe what you want. However, if you’re favorite hobby is trying to get others to convert to your religion, you may struggle to make real friends outside that religion. 


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Streaming a business is one thing. Some folks dedicate a lot of time and energy to building an online presence around gaming, and those folks are legit. 

However, dudes who call themselves “streamers” but refuse to do the work necessary to build the business are typically lazy jerks. They use “streaming” as an excuse to sit around playing games all day. 

Questionable Collections

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People are going to dislike you if you’re obsessed with weird history. No one wants to know about your collection of serial killer memorabilia. 

Politics is Life

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It’s one thing to be politically active. We should all engage in making our communities better. However, some make their political views their entire personalities. 

It doesn’t matter what side you’re on. If you make everything about politics, people won’t like you. 

Vehicle Mods

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We don’t even have to meet folks with modded vehicles to hate them. The obnoxiously loud modifications do the job for us. 

Hobbies That Take Over Your Life

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One user said the problem isn’t the hobby itself, it’s when a particular hobby becomes your entire personality

Any hobby can be problematic when people take them so seriously that they can’t engage with anything else. 

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Start Your Bullet Journal Hobby with 48 Inspirational Ideas

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Bullet journaling is all the rage. It helps you keep track of your life, improves productivity, and doubles as a fun hobby!

Here are 48 ideas for your bullet journal to help you get started!

How Prompts Can Boost Your Writing

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Want to write a book? Creative writing is a skill that can be developed. Using prompts is a great way to practice. 

Discover how Creative Writing Prompts Can Enhance Your Writing

101 Fun Things To Draw When You’re Bored

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Want to learn to draw? Start with simple images you can sketch while waiting in the doctor’s office, riding the bus, or when you have a few moments of free time. 

Don’t worry if it’s good or not, all that matters is you start!

Here are 101 Things To Draw, with Examples Showcasing that Starting is What Really Matters

How To Find Your Passion

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Learning new skills is a major step towards discovering our true passion in life. Need extra help?

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Author: Melanie Allen

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Melanie Allen is an American journalist and happiness expert. She has bylines on MSN, the AP News Wire, Wealth of Geeks, Media Decision, and numerous media outlets across the nation and is a certified happiness life coach. She covers a wide range of topics centered around self-actualization and the quest for a fulfilling life.