14 Signs You’re Seriously High Maintenance

You’re a lot of things, but high maintenance? No way. Are you sure? You might think you’re the definition of cool, calm, and copasetic, but if you can relate to any of these 14 signs, you’re actually high maintenance.

  1. You always look put-together. You take pride in your appearance. You’re one of those people who enjoys putting a cute outfit together and applying makeup every morning. High maintenance people refuse to step out of their homes looking disheveled—it’s just not in their nature.
  2. People know where not to take you. Your friends know you wouldn’t be caught dead at a dive bar and your boyfriend would never take you to a three-star restaurant. You know you’re high maintenance when your closest friends and family think so too.
  3. You complain. A lot. Complaints just naturally come out of you—you can’t help it! Whenever you see or hear something annoying, you have to vocalize it. You complain about the crappy restaurant service, how hot it is outside, how cold is it inside, etc. You know it’s annoying but it’s a part of your personality.
  4. You’re pretty much impossible to live with. Sharing a space with another person doesn’t come naturally to you, which is probably why you live alone. If you do have a roommate, odds are they’re the most chill, passive person in the entire world. You’re a lot to handle!
  5. You love the outdoors… As long as the day ends in a nice restaurant or hotel spa. Balance is key and high maintenance people know how to balance activity with doing absolutely nothing (in luxury, of course).
  6. You always bring the energy. It doesn’t matter what you’re doing, you give it 100%. You’re a hard worker and you have no problem pouring your heart and soul into every task. People might roll their eyes and call you an overachiever, but screw them. They’re just jealous. They wish they were high maintenance enough to never settle for average.
  7. You need money to feel good. You need money for everything; hair appointments, skincare products, clothes, and rent. Money makes the world go round. You’re not high maintenance because you think money is crucial, you’re high maintenance because you admit it. People can’t handle the truth!
  8. Your motto? “Beauty sleep or die.” There’s a common misconception that high maintenance people are always out partying. This couldn’t be more false. If you’re actually high maintenance, you know the importance of a good night’s sleep, which means you’re in bed by 9:30 pm (at the latest). And going out on weeknights? Absolutely not.
  9. You’re needy. You like to feel special and loved, I understand that. Maybe you take it a little far sometimes with the double texts and constant selfies, but is it so bad to want constant affection from the person you love? According to the world, yes—it makes you high maintenance.
  10. You’re not a people pleaser. The only person you aim to please is yourself. You don’t live your life for other people and the only voice you listen to is your own. What about everyone else? Who cares what they think?
  11. You’re picky about everything. You avoid fast food because it’s not good for your skin and you’d rather die than drink tap water. Yup, you’re high maintenance. (But real talk, if everyone knew the benefits of high pH water, this world would be a better place.)
  12. You consider yourself a perfectionist. If you think you’re a perfectionist, that could be a sign you’re actually high maintenance. Perfectionists want everything to be 100% perfect. You want everything to be up to your standards. Do you see the difference? If everyone around you thinks you’re slightly stuck up, they’re probably right.
  13. You have high expectations. You have high expectations for yourself and others, so when people disappoint you or do something you deem out of character, you get mad. Honestly, people should be flattered you think so highly of them in the first place.
  14. People accuse you of being selfish. You know your high maintenance when you can’t go a day without being called selfish. Haters can talk but it’s simply not true. You have high self-esteem and you don’t let people walk over you. If that makes you selfish, then we should all try to be more selfish.
Jordan White is a writer based in Scottsdale, Arizona with more than 8 years of experience. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Rhetoric and Creative Writing in 2015 and while there, she wrote for The Daily Wildcat. She has since written for sites including FanBread, and, of course, Bolde. You can find about more her on Facebook. She has a passion for giving her audience something to laugh about and despises the heat more than anything.