A pet peeve is something — anything — that annoys you. This includes bad habits, loud noises, inconsiderate behaviors from others — you name it! Below are 65 incredibly annoying pet peeves which we're sure you can also relate to.
Count how many of the pet peeves below get on your nerves, and let us know in the comments!
There are a number of ways to resolve — or at least cope with — your pet peeves. Start by addressing them. If the pet peeve is coming from someone you know, you can let them know that a certain word or behavior gives you the shivers. You can take a formal approach by saying, "[Said behavior] really peeves me. Can you maybe [insert alternative] instead?" Or, you can take a more humorous approach by saying, "Gahhh, [said behavior] really makes me cringe!" (Do a lil' shimmy for added effect.)
If you don't want to address your pet peeve head on, you can remove yourself from a situation that'll expose you to those peeves, or plan ahead. For example, you can get noise canceling headphones to block out the wails of a crying baby, or you can decline an invitation from that one friend who's always late or cancels.
And above all, understand that most of the peeves on this list — and at all — are not to be taken personally. Some people are simply unaware of their annoying behavior and some circumstances are completely out of anyone's control. The power of the peeve doesn't lie in the peever, but in the peeved themselves. So, by changing how you react to what bothers you, you can potentially turn your whole attitude around.
This list was by no means an exhaustive one, so if you have any pet peeves of your own, please share them with us below!
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