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Being Extra: 15 Brazen Signs You’re Extra AF, Loving It & Living It

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It happens to the best of us. We get so caught up in our own lives and minds that we forget that we are being extra. It’s whatever though.

Look, I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m extra AF. Once I get myself worked up, there’s really no stopping me from being extra. Somebody wronged me, and I’m going to talk about it for the next five days. I’m not even sorry about it. That’s just who I’ve become honestly.

For those of you who are wondering what the heck I am rambling on about *everybody is always thinking this*. So, here is the official Urban Dictionary definition of “being extra”: When someone does something that is just unnecessary and OVER THE TOP… like just DONT DO IT!

Insert photo of me, every single day of my life. Literally, right now. I can’t even stop it. This is who I have become. I have reached my final form. Please accept me for who I am.

Signs you are being extra

From one fabulous queen of style and grace to another—too much? Not enough? We’re going to unravel the signs and symptoms of being extra; as if it were some sort of terrible condition or something.

I’m just going to premise this entire list by saying that if you are being extra, chances are you know you are and just don’t care. I respect that whole-heartedly. You do you, boo. [Read: How to calmly deal with a drama queen diva]

#1 You talk with your hands a lot. This could be my French Canadian makeup, but, boy oh boy, do I ever talk with my hands a lot. Today at sushi I almost knocked over an entire plate of rolls because I was in the middle of a story when our waitress arrived with our food. Do I need to be flailing my arms around like a chimp? No, but I can’t be tamed. [Read: 8 subtle hand gestures to make your date fall for you]

#2 You take themed parties very seriously. It is your time to shine, baby! You’re not just going to throw on a wig and call it a day. You make sure every detail is perfect, even down to the fake nails and earrings!

#3 You talk really loudly. You want to be heard! If you tell a story, everybody and their dog is going to listen to it, and there isn’t any shame in that. Tell your story, girlfriend, and tell it with pride. [Read: 8 signs you’re coming on way too strong]

#4 You have an Instagram theme, don’t you? LOL, same. The colors and angles need to be just right. Did you post a selfie yesterday? Well, you can’t post another one right beside that one… Throw in a quote in between, or perhaps, an artsy photo of the sky?

#5 Your planner is your baby. That thing is color-coded and you never leave the house without it. Seriously, what would you do if Jessica wanted to go for coffee on Sunday and you didn’t have your planner? How would you ever know if you were available, and how would you remember this coffee date if you didn’t write it down? OMG NO.

#6 You have a lot of facial expressions. You are known for your elaborate facial expressions for every scenario to possibly ever exist. Cute baby? Facial expression. Cute Doggo? Close to cute baby facial expression, but eyebrows are higher.

#7 You color coordinate everything. Do all of your electronics have the same teal case on it? Well, well, well, somebody’s being a little extra, don’t you think? [Read: 15 signs you’re a high maintenance woman]

#8 You’ve already planned your future children’s matching outfits. Secret time, I want twin boys so I can dress them in tiny fedora hats and suspenders with teeny tiny bowties to match. How freaking sweet does that sound? Holy guacamole!

#9 You have no issue double texting someone. Have a story to tell over text? Well, since you can’t flail your arms around, you have to do something to get your point across. Solution? Sending each point as a new, separate text. Genius. I know. How could anybody ignore you, then?! [Read: Double texting and second texts – The rules to play it cool]

#10 You have a weird obsession with glitter. Is your phone case covered in glitter? No, wow. I’m surprised. If you have ever been classified as “being extra,” you are likely someone who loves glitter–even though it is literally the messiest craft material in the universe. You don’t care. MORE GLITTER!

#11 You already have your children’s names picked out. I literally have a note on my iPhone that is full of potential children’s names… I’m nowhere near the point in the life where I’m going to be having children soon, but I want to be ready, yah know? You can never be too prepared, right?

#12 BirthDAY? Try birthMONTH! Uh, hello it’s your birthMONTH. You aren’t about to settle for one measly day of celebrating you. You want at least 30 days of celebration, and you’re 100% going to get it!

#13 Most of your text messages are sent in full caps lock. Yeah, totally guilty. Autocorrect has started changing specific words to caps lock if I happen to spell them like a normal person. You know, not in full caps. If you’re guilty too, I’m calling you out girlfriend, you are being extra AF. Welcome to the club, it’s lined with pink wallpaper, and we have glitter mugs.

#14 Your dog is literally your child. If you threw a birthday party for your dog, you’re also guilty of being extra. BUT THEY DESERVE IT! THEY ARE SO WEE AND SWEET OMG! They get a treat whenever you leave the house, they might have outfits, and you tuck them in at night. The dog is treated better than most people. [Read: Your dog and boyfriend have a lot in common]

#15 You could fit most of your belongings into your handbag. I know, I know, you don’t have to explain yourself to me. I get it, big bags are EVERYTHING. And they hold everything you ever need in one handy place. Also, they are trendy as heck.

[Read: Why some people seek out the drama]

Listen, girl, ain’t no shame in being extra. Put on some lipstick, grab your monstrous handbag, and get on with your day. Accept it, babe, you’re extra AF.

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Brett Larabie
Brett Larabie
Brett is a health and wellness blogger who aims to inspire her readers to live happy, fulfilled lives. She follows a plant-based lifestyle and lives in a tiny a...

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