If there’s one downside for being addicted to social media, it’s that it will help you discover annoyances that you didn’t even nose existed. Such is the case with Instagram, which gives us daily exposure to the best and worst sides of our friends.
So without further ado, here are the 10 most annoying types of Instagram users (we can laugh because we’re all guilty of at least one of these things).
1. Smug health food advocates
Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with eating healthy food. But we can’t help rolling our eyes at people who spam our timelines with photo after photo of salad. Seeing their week’s worth of prepared fat-free, paleo meals (followed by a dozen hash tags) makes us feel just a little bit guilty about all the crappy food that we’re eating. Surely, there has to be a way to post photos of your 24/7 healthy meals without coming across as self-righteous, but we have yet to meet anyone who’s been able to do it.
2. Hashtag warriors
Speaking of hashtags, do you really need to tag your photo of a day at the park with #sun #outdoors #friends #weekend #lulz #fun #park #dayinthepark #nature #health #workout #lunch #sandwiches #beer #babes? It’s especially annoying when you hashtag it with tags that obviously don’t exist outside of your account.
3. Super rich people
We all have at least one smug rich friend on Instagram – the one who posts photos of her mansion with the caption “there’s no place like home”. Or the ones who post a new piece of #SWAG every day, be it their fifth Chanel bag or a wrist covered in luxury watches.
4. Vain people
The shirtless bathroom selfies. The photo colleages of girls in various poses. The endless portraits (tagged #FOTD), of your face with the exact same makeup, doing the exact same facial expression. Everyone’s guilty of posting a mirror shot or two, but doing it more than once a day makes you look extremely narcissistic.
5. Blurry concert photos
Ninety percent of the time, concert photos on Instagram are so out of focus that you can barely even tell who’s on stage. If you can’t manage to zoom and maintain a steady hand, then next time, attend the concert with somebody who can.
6. Inspiring quotes that are misattributed
“Stupidity is doing the same thing twice and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
You’ve probably come across this quote on Instagram in the past year. Hate to break it to you, but Albert Einstein didn’t actually say it. You might argue that it’s the content of the quote, and not who said it, that matters, but we’d disagree. Case in point: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Adolf Hitler (actually, it was Gandhi).
7. People who post selfies with unrelated sappy quotes
You know the type – girls who post carefully angled photos with vague captions like “life goes on” or “I was born to make you happy.” Come on guys, if you want to be vain then go ahead, but not under the guise of being inspiring.
8. People with a case of TMI: TOO MUCH INFORMATION
Here are a list of things we’ve seen on Instagram that clearly didn’t belong there:
- a close-up of the blisters someone got after exercising
- a newborn baby still covered in blood and placenta
- a photo of someone getting an injection
- a giant cockroach someone’s boyfriend chivalrously killed
Save it for private Whatsapp conversations, guys.
9. Feet pictures
There are very few feet in the world that are actually pretty, and sadly, the ones that exist are rarely ever found on social media. Thanks to Instagram, we’ve seen a lifetime’s worth of corns, calluses, raggedy toe nails, and chipped nail polish.
We aren’t stupid.
10. Screenshots of an SMS conversation that makes sense to only the participants
Nobody cares about you and your BFF's inside jokes in real life, so naturally, nobody cares about them over social media. COMMENCE SCROLLING.