Undeniable Truths About Sarcastic Women

Undeniable Truths About Sarcastic Women ©iStock/Ales_Utovko

Sarcastic women are a breed all our own. We have more personality than most people know what to do with and others are often intrigued by us but rarely understand how we operate. We realize that it’s not always easy putting up with us, but it’s also not always easy being us because we’re so often misunderstood.

  1. When we joke around and poke fun at you, it means we like you. The worst mistake you can make is taking us too seriously. We don’t want to offend you, but joking is a reflex to us; we do it naturally. In fact, we’re only nice and polite when we’re around people we don’t like or trust. If you value us for who we are, you should appreciate our joking because you know it comes from a place of love.
  2. Sometimes people think we’re rude, but that’s not our intent. It’s easy to forget that other people are often more sensitive than we are, and we mean no harm when we let loose sans filter. Honestly, it’s just us being ourselves, and it’s a good thing if we feel comfortable enough with you to unleash our real personalities.
  3. We’d rather be disliked for who we are than liked for putting on a fake act. Sure, we could play nice and exchange politically correct pleasantries, but we hate those kinds of interactions. They’re completely pointless; we’d rather just be ourselves and accept that some people will love our refreshingly blunt perspective while others will hate us for having the nerve to be so honest.
  4. Being serious makes us uncomfortable sometimes. It’s not always acceptable to joke around, but sometimes we can’t help it. Sometimes we just have the urge to lighten the mood a bit when the air starts feeling too heavy to breathe. Instead of shaking your head and wondering what the hell is wrong with us, take the opportunity to have a much-needed laugh while realizing that we do understand the need to be serious sometimes; we just need to balance it out.
  5. Guys have a hard time accepting our strong personalities. The thing about our sense of humor is that it’s very similar to the way guys interact with each other, so they tend to see us as overly masculine sometimes, and therefore undateable. It takes a strong, special kind of guy to be with us and love us for everything we are.
  6. It kills us inside to filter ourselves when we have to. When we’re at the office, it’s all we can do to stop ourselves from saying every hilarious thing that comes to mind, but we have to because there’s no room for personality in corporate America and we don’t want to end up in a really uncomfortable meeting with HR. As tough as it is, we bite our tongues until work is over and we’re free to be ourselves again.
  7. People always think we’ll be different when we “grow up.” Newsflash! We are grown up, and this is who we are. Everyone gets older, but not everyone becomes boring as a result, and that’s definitely not what we want from our lives.
  8. We love ourselves, even if you don’t like us. Because our personalities are such an acquired taste, we’re used to relying on our own self-esteem rather than the support of others. We’re always going to love ourselves for exactly who we are, and we won’t allow anyone to drag us down or pressure us to change.
Anna Martin Yonk is a freelance writer and blogger in sunny North Carolina. She loves hanging out with her goofy husband and two rescue dogs and can be found at the beach with a drink in hand whenever possible. You can find her on Instagram @mrsyonkdogmom or on her Facebook page.