If you hear someone say, “I’m not scared of that,” or, “I didn’t want that promotion anyway,” it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re mentally strong. In fact, there’s a good chance it’s just a facade.

To illustrate this, let’s look at the subreddit which we at Readingaro call “I Am Very Bad”. From gun nuts to overly-protective boyfriends, this online community has plenty of examples to prove that overcompensation can be very, very obvious.

Here are the posts that got the most upvotes from the sub’s 1.2 million members.


#1 The F**king Sun

#2 And Murdered By Words Of Another Vet

#3 Vaping In Front Of A Water Service Vehicle Thinking It’s A Cop Car

#4 A Birthday Well Wish Escalates To ”there Will Be Consequences”

#5 Even My Local Police Department Had To Call Out This Guy’s Bulls**t

#6 My Friend And His Wife Are Going Through A Mutual Divorce, Her New Boyfriend Is Wasting No Time Asserting Dominance

#7 If You Have To Advertise It, It’s Probably Not True

#8 She Always Told Me He Was Jealous But Dang

#9 Comment On A Post About An Old Couple Having To Slowly Put Back Potatoes One At A Time At A Grocery Store Until The Price Was Low Enough Because They Are Poor

#10 You Never Know What Will Go Down At A Subway Sandwich Shop

#11 If A Cop Is A D*ck You Are Legally Allowed To Beat Him Up Apparently

#12 Bad**s Boomer Responds To Being Ok’ed By A Journalist He Yelled At About Climate Change

#13 High School Is A Hell Of A Drug

#14 His Daughter Took A Laptop Home From School To Message A Boy. So He Decides To Shoot The Laptop That Wasn’t Even His Property

#15 A Challenge From A Bad**s

#16 Oh Man… Stay Away From This Guy!

#17 From A Live Stream Of Hurricane Florence

#18 Shooting A Target From A Mile Away? Light Work

#19 Do Not Underestimate People With Multiple Font Tattoos

#20 Coronavirus Is Scared Of Catching Me

#21 He Doesnt Need A Bed Just Sleeps In A Holster

#22 I Love My Friend But I Get These Often

#23 Accidentally Added The Wrong Guy On Facebook. Guess I’m A Coward Now

#24 Vegans Can’t Even Make A Dent

#25 A Warm Welcome Back From My “Bad**s” Roommate

#26 Dysfunctional Veteran Leave Me Alone!

#27 Covid Brings Out The Crazies

#28 School Dropouts Are Very Bad**s

#29 How To Prove You’re Older Than 14

#30 U Can Use Your Zip Ties To Make Sure Your Legs Stay Together In The New Wheelchair

#31 Walmart Patriot

#32 Shoot First, Ask Questions Later, I Guess

#33 Going To The Gym Makes You Invincible

#34 A Comment: “I Bet You Spent More On This Than Your Kids Since They Were Born”

#35 Who Would Dare After That

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