Why You Should Never Play Up Your “Crazy” Side

I know, I know – there are some legit psychotic women out there (I’ve known a few, and I’m sure you have, too). But more than a few of them are merely sane girls acting out their crazy tendencies in an effort to exert control or get attention. While I’m not sure where the logic for that behavior comes from, it happens, and you shouldn’t let happen to you. Here are some reasons why you should sit on your crazy urges and not be that girl, this time.

  1. You don’t need to throw a fit to communicate. Having an honest talk about something isn’t always the most fun way to address an issue, but it’s more effective than tire slashing.
  2. You don’t want to look back and regret it. Sometimes it feels good to scream your ass off but later when you’re trying to back track and clean stuff up, not as much.
  3. It’s just another game. Plotting revenge isn’t an impulsive behavior, it’s a calculated, intentional path down the low road.
  4. You’ll keep the wrong guys around. Do you really want to date guys that are powerless over your unpredictable behavior? That gets boring quickly.
  5. It takes more energy. When you stop freaking out over the little things there is so much more time to do other things in life, like be happy.
  6. You need to save the crazy moments for when they’re really necessary. Sometimes you need a wild burst of passion, don’t waste the show on an unnecessary drama.
  7. It’s harder to learn new things. Being crazy girl impulsive can shut down a lot of other people’s opinions around you, because you like to be right. But then you miss out on a whole lot of other perspectives that might actually teach you something.
  8. It’s flighty. Your emotions might not seem to have much to do with your work life, but your crazy girl persona might be a turn off to a boss trying to choose a consistent team leader.
  9. It’s immature. Children act out because they’re testing their boundaries to see what they can get away with. Adults know that they could possibly get away with certain things but don’t act out because they’re respectful of other people.
  10. It’s less structured. Getting where you want to go in life requires a bit of focus and structure. Why slow down your progress and make the good things more difficult to predict?
  11. Gossip will get you nowhere. Many a crazy girl world finds order by latching onto other people’s issues, but ultimately that’s not going to shape your world and it’s certainly not going to win you any friends.
  12. You’ll lose some good people. While you’re busy being a drama queen, some of the less amused people in your life will be calmly backing away so they don’t get caught up in the mess.
  13. It’s impossible to stay happy. The crazy girl is on the hunt for chaos, which sometimes means intentionally ruining good things, which eventually won’t feel good. It’s a vicious cycle.
  14. It’s harder for people to trust your real emotions. You know the boy who cried wolf? Too many outbursts and the one time you’re truly hurting no one is to be found.
  15. Because everyone is a little crazy already. Everyone has a couple crazy personality traits, so let’s let our passion and fire shine through without tarnishing our reputations too much.
Kate Ferguson is a Los Angeles local and freelance writer for a variety of blog and magazine genres. When she's not writing, the UC Davis graduate is focused on pursuits of the entertainment industry, spin class, and hot sauce. Look for article links, updates, (and the occasional joke) on Twitter @KateFerg or @WriterKateFerg, or check out her personal blog ThatsRandomKate.blogspot.com