Am I A Petty Person?

When someone takes a small subject and blows it out of proportion.

At times, making something otherwise insignificant into something bigger to suit their own agenda.

Daisy: Man, that girl is so petty. She can really make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Informed Annie: Oh Jesus, the AFA is boycotting Ford just because they posted ads in gay magazines. How petty!

 Being petty boils down to making things of little importance bigger than what the have or need to be. Today, I’m feeling like I’m being petty. So what are the signs of being petty? Am I really being that? Am I a petty person?

You’re vindictive

When something bad happens to you, sometimes it’s a little comforting to have a revenge fantasy, but most of the time you don’t act on them.  I honestly can’t think of a time I’ve had a revenge fantasy. I tend to fall back on the saying “It is what it is”.

You enjoy someone else’s failure

Not unless it’s something like a Presidential election or an awards ceremony on the Oscars level. I don’t enjoy anyones failures. I’d feel like shit if someone revelled in my failures, so I wouldn’t do the same.

You broadcast others’ failures

Broadcasting others’ failures is up there in the gossip area.

You set up plans that you know you won’t keep

I can’t say I’ve done this.

You’re condescending

I don’t like that at all. I don’t do it to people and won’t let people do it to me.

You set people up to fail

I can’t see why anyone would do that.

You’re narrow-minded

Petty, by one of its definitions, means small, and a person who can’t accept others for how they are has a very petty view.  I accept everyone for who and how they are.

You encourage mediocrity

You are giving a friend advice to be happy in the position that she’s in, I want them to flourish in their happiness and their success. I may struggle with both but I will be anyones cheerleader and support system.

You actively try to derail others


As a teacher I encourage success and following dreams and doing the best that they can. You may not always succeed, but you have to atleast try.

So, am I petty?

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