Who among us hasn’t, on at least on occasion, acted more confident than they actually are? This act, commonly referred to as “stunting”–defined by Urban Dictionary as “a word used to describe a person who is showing off or trying to get attention by performing an elaborate act or stunt and being someone they aren’t”–may very well be the encapsulation of the human condition as a whole. We pad our resumes. We walk into auditions and sports tryouts like we know what we’re doing when you really feel like you’re going to puke if someone looks at you the wrong way. We painstakingly curate Internet personas that insinuate that we DGAF, when really, IRL, we actually GAF.
You know who gets that? Twitter. Or, rather, the people on Twitter really get it–it seems that everyone there spends their days acting more confident than they are/ stunting (badly, in many cases), just so they can make some jokes about it on Twitter later on. Fortunately, a lot of these jokes really are funny, so, check out these hilarious tweets that describe your life when you act like you’re more confident than you actually are:
1. See, everyone like to tell you this–act like you’re confident and you will be confident:
— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) January 8, 2016
2. “Fake it till you make it,” Anna from Frozen said:
Funny, pretending to be confident can actually give you confidence. There's no place for normal Anna here. Elsa needs me. SuperAnna #FTW
— Anna Frozen (@theotherprinces) January 29, 2016
3. So, you do your best:
Resumé: this position requires Master's degree and 10 years of related experience
— RIP Rude Boy (@farroutgroovy) February 19, 2016
4. You act as confident as you can, given your circumstances:
When u have to make ur own food, and you’ve been watching too much food network lately pic.twitter.com/9P76Y1iunX
— what (@chanelpuke) March 8, 2016
5. You embrace your personality:
"my momma don't like you and she likes everyone" is not an insult. your mom has terrible standards considering i'm great and most ppl suck.
— eve peyser (@evepeyser) March 10, 2016
6. You act as though you have the strength to let everyone know your strengths at all times:
*approaches the microphone*
hi this is a more of comment than a question but…
*begins reading a recipe for minestrone soup aloud*
— Gabby Noone (@twelveoclocke) March 9, 2016
7. But somehow it…doesn’t work:
basically how my life is going https://t.co/oGzVPhprGU
— what (@chanelpuke) March 7, 2016
8. You try to jazz yourself up writing important emails and it blows up in your face:
i often introduce phrases like SUCK MY DICK or GO TO HELL mid-sentence while writing 'profesh' emails and forget to delete them! i love me!!
— Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle) August 19, 2015
9. Your pickup lines don’t really “stick:”
Is that a bottle of Prozac in your pocket or are you just sad to see me?
— Megan Amram (@meganamram) March 1, 2016
10. Like, at all:
Me practicing how to ask boys out on dates pic.twitter.com/1SHUUFcwES
— Common Gay Boy (@CGBPosts) October 28, 2015
11. Not even a little bit:
when drake said "the type that like to suck u dry and then eat some lunch with u" https://t.co/kNXmrvM2PZ
— A GEMINI (@FUTUREPLANSSS) September 8, 2015
12. Meaning that your dating life is…bleak:
Waiter: ready to order?
Me: we'll have some-
Waiter: we? Ur waiting for more people?
Me [arm around balloon with face drawn on]: WE are not
— David Hughes (@david8hughes) March 11, 2016
13. You have to admit that this is your “aesthetic:”
fall 2015 pic.twitter.com/yAtlpyDyCU
— hari nef (@harinef) October 14, 2015
14. And acknowledge that no matter how great any of our selfies are, we’re still all gonna die, so:
I keep all my best selfies in a folder titled "funeral slideshow"
— Angela Vitello (@angie__pants) December 6, 2015
15. Because when you try to be yourself and not care what other people think of you, it doesn’t go so well:
"the definition of beauty" https://t.co/DT2OSIgnT2
— what (@chanelpuke) October 4, 2015
What do you think of these tweets? Which one was your fave? Let us know in the comments!