If your girlfriend often refuses to wear a mask at shelter in place events, complains about her server and sends back multiple meals without explanation, she could be a Karen. These are girls who feel entitled to voice their opinions in any environment while also insisting their irrational behavior does not apply to others.
1. She’s Always Right
Signs that your partner, Karen, is grandiose narcissism are often present when she calls the police on anyone and everyone – particularly people of color. A 2020 study defines grandiose narcissism as “beliefs in special entitlement and preoccupation with protecting rights”.
Karen is the type of person who sends back food because the server misspelled her name on the receipt, only to blame the manager for her unreasonable actions. She may argue with hospital nurses about Covid vaccines or refuse to wear a mask during shelter-in-places; she can’t understand why others don’t see things her way and often resorts to screaming at people and demanding to speak to the manager – leading them to call police as well as calling back the food order.
2. She’s Afraid of and/or Angry at Anything Foreign to Her
Karens are close-minded, entitled white women who use their privilege to discriminate against people of color. When their actions come to light in public, usually by way of public acts and videos being captured of her outbursts – these behaviors often surfaced during COVID-19 pandemic, with viral videos featuring women like “Central Park Karen” calling the police on Black birdwatchers and Costco Karen threatening the manager over requests to wear a mask in stores.
No matter where she goes, Karen always seems on the lookout for anything foreign or unexpected in her environment – whether that means confronting skateboarders or demanding to speak with store managers. While every Karen may differ slightly in personality and appearance, their core characteristics remain similar: fear and anger towards anything which doesn’t conform to their way.
3. She’s Always Angry
When an angry woman starts shouting at you in public, it’s best to walk away. She may claim she’s only trying to make you listen; however, this simply isn’t true.
Karen always seems to find something to complain about, from spelling errors on coffee cups to store staff taking too long with orders.
Not surprisingly, she has become one of the hottest topics during this pandemic, with people online creating memes mocking her closed-minded and racist white girl persona. After all, she called police on a black birder and thought it appropriate to yell at neighbors for listening to rap music; clearly not grounded in reality at all; clearly this lady needs an eye opener. *sigh*. She just needs some harsh reality check.
4. She’s Afraid of and/or Angry at Anything Foreign to Her
Karens live in an insular world that makes them intolerant of anyone or anything not white – such as black children in their neighborhood or Hispanic employees at restaurants. Karens will often file police complaints against people of color for minor or even fictitious offenses against her, often without cause.
As with other real-life women’s names, such as Stacy and Becky, an internet meme exists mocking Karen as she acts like an annoying woman. Karen typically represents white privilege and acts like the typical basic white girl from twenty years ago when it came to fashion and appearance – she might wear outdated fashion that makes her appear even older than she really is. Additionally, Karen constantly uses it as justification for bad behavior whenever possible.
5. She’s Always Angry
Karens have an enormous sense of entitlement, which causes them to constantly complain. If there’s anything they don’t like about something they ate – including food that wasn’t to their liking – Karen will probably tell everyone.
They don’t live in the real world and therefore find anything foreign to them intolerant, including black children in their neighborhood or Hispanic employees at restaurants. You might see them calling the cops on BLM neighbors or engaging in road rage incidents – their anger often stemming from somewhere deep within; they feel entitled to an apology as though you owe it them, something indicative of narcissism – so watch out – she could be your friend, family member, or coworker!
6. She’s Always Angry
Many people identify Karen by her classic soccer mom bob hair configuration; however, it’s important to keep in mind that her anger does not stem from any specific demographic. Karen is simply a typical white woman who takes their privilege too far; believing they don’t need to abide by laws, traffic rules, or general standards of decency.
She displays an entitled attitude when dealing with others and always wants to speak to the manager if she doesn’t get what she wants.
Karen can be extremely volatile. From refusing to wear a mask during an epidemic or speeding through school zones to get where she wants, to speeding through and speeding past them to get to her destination, she is always upset and may even resort to physical violence in response. If you have a Karen girlfriend, take swift and decisive action against her actions if necessary – she won’t admit she did something wrong and may never apologize, so you should be ready for battle and fight back if necessary.
7. She’s Always Angry
Karens often demand that all adhere to their authority. They hold firm opinions on how things should be completed and are unwavering in their decision making process.
Karens have become a beloved meme among many who believe that their rise is real and spreading rapidly. Karens resembled the woman seen in a viral video who called police on her black neighbors over parking issues; and can often be seen driving around town in SUVs with windows down while shouting about “white privilege” or asking to speak to store managers at retail locations.
But some believe the rise of Karen is simply down to the natural hormonal fluctuations women go through each month; for example, it is common for them to become more aggressive just before their menstruation cycle starts.
8. She’s Always Angry
Karens can become angry for various reasons. Perhaps the store misspelled their name on their coffee cup, or maybe they’re late for work and annoyed about that fact alone. Karens tend to be quite argumentative people.
Although there are numerous internet memes that poke fun at real-life stereotypes, a particular Karen has become increasingly common since 2020. Karen refers to a white woman with an asymmetrical bob who acts entitled and unreasonable; for instance she could call the police on black birders walking their dog off leash in Central Park without first consulting with them first. Karen will always complain and get her way; in turn her anger might spread quickly towards you or other members of society for no obvious reason.
9. She’s Always Angry
Karen can’t accept the status quo and frequently feels attacked from some unknown force.
No matter what is asked of her – be it wearing a mask during a public health alert, or calling the police on an anonymous black bird watcher for not having their dog on a leash – Karen cannot help herself from becoming annoyed and insistent upon having her way. She must always be right and get what she wants.
She is a fierce and heartless female who will stop at nothing until her demands are fulfilled. If possible, stay far away from this type of individual; reports on the street suggest they could be dangerous due to being armed and potentially violent.**.*..****..****..*..*..**..
10. She’s Always Angry
Though many enjoy complaining, Karen takes this behavior to another level. From refusing to wear a mask during shelter in place drills to driving her SUV through school zones and calling the police on her Black neighbor for walking their dog off leash without prior permission; anything Karen finds unpleasant will certainly get her attention and be made known throughout her community.
Karens may be unaware of when or why they’re being rude or arrogant; they feel entitled and believe the world owes them something, without realising when their behaviour causes problems. If you know a Karen, chances are they’ll call a manager after being given cold pizza and won’t accept it as part of a deal.