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People name 24 'red flags' that actually shouldn't be considered problematic

Reddit users cleared the air on some behavioral traits and relationship and lifestyle choices that are widely demonized by society.

People name 24 'red flags' that actually shouldn't be considered problematic
Cover Image Source: Getty Images/shunli zhao, Reddit/deathjoe4

Reddit user MuchDuck kicked off an interesting discussion in the r/AskReddit community a couple of weeks ago when they posed this thought-provoking question to its 37 million members: "What is widely considered a red flag but actually is not?" Thousands of responses flooded in, with people taking the opportunity to clear the air on some behavioral traits and relationship and lifestyle choices that are widely demonized by society. 

Here are 24 of the top "red flags" that people think should not be demonized:

1.

Image Source: Reddit/Electronic-Emu-773
Image Source: Reddit/Electronic-Emu-773

2.

Image Source: Reddit/moonkingoutsider
Image Source: Reddit/moonkingoutsider

3.

"Being quiet. Everyone thinks I'm autistic or a nerd or something. I kind of shut up about it because I don't care and I'm not there to try and prove to anyone anything or tell them they are wrong. It's actually a good filter for me actually. But every one that works with me, or has to be around me for a long enough time, over time, realizes I'm a pretty cool dude and like to do fun shit.
Someone even told me, 'ya know mathaiser, I thought you were a huge dork but you're actually pretty cool.' So, what red flag is that? Being kinda quiet/shy. Just because I'm not pressing whatever advantage or peacocking there is, kinda adds to my quality imo. But I don’t think about it like that either. Just trying to explain it."mathaiser

4.

Image Source: Reddit/taylor52087
Image Source: Reddit/taylor52087

5.

Image Source: Reddit/GreenLurch
Image Source: Reddit/GreenLurch

6.

"Men having female friends. A lot of girls get jealous, but if it's a real friendship and not a bunch of exes and hookups, it actually shows women consider them reliable and good people to have around."freakydude92

7.

Image Source: Reddit/JiroAizato1
Image Source: Reddit/JiroAizato1

8.

Image Source: Reddit/bigblueberryboobies
Image Source: Reddit/bigblueberryboobies

9.

Image Source: Reddit/deathjoe4
Image Source: Reddit/deathjoe4

10.

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Image Source: Reddit/insertcaffeine

11.

"Not having any prior sexual or relationship experience."ChickenzInvade

12.

Image Source: Reddit/sticks-in-spokes
Image Source: Reddit/sticks-in-spokes

13.

Image Source: Reddit/Natural-Ad678
Image Source: Reddit/Natural-Ad678

14.

"Jealousy. It’s a human emotion. Feeling jealousy isn’t a red flag. Now, punching the wall, or taking that feeling of jealousy out on a person IS a red flag."Conscious-Studio8111

15.

Image Source: Reddit/kumakami89
Image Source: Reddit/kumakami89

16.

Image Source: Reddit/lavenderbleudilly
Image Source: Reddit/lavenderbleudilly

17.

"I have been criticized and been told I will never be in a good relationship because I don’t want to go to college. I am sorry that I don’t want to go into debt when I am able to make around the same as a person with a college degree, with only going to trade school for a few thousand dollars."sparklyboi2015

18.

Image Source: Reddit/catfarts99
Image Source: Reddit/catfarts99

19.

Image Source: Reddit/Nivasha
Image Source: Reddit/Nivasha

20.

"The amount of women I know that take it as a red flag that a guy doesn't pay for all dates/buy them things. I'm proud of what I have done with my life and that I can go do those things myself, I like a guy that treats me as an equal. That is not a red flag at all to me."LeafsChick

21.

Image Source: Reddit/devilsrotary86
Image Source: Reddit/devilsrotary86

22.

Image Source: Reddit/SadPlayground
Image Source: Reddit/SadPlayground

23.

"Going to therapy."TruthProfessional340

24.

Image Source: Reddit/smallemochick
Image Source: Reddit/smallemochick