The term Karen is a cousin to yester-decade's Becky (a term for basic girls) and Chad (a term for cocky young dude), only Karen is more vicious, more toxic, and much more narcissistic.
While many people think the word Karen originated from Twitter in the 2010s, others claim that Dan Cook's book title "A Friend Nobody Likes" from 2005 paved the way for it. The name Karen was used in 2004's movie Mean Girls and also in the 1990 movie Goodfellas.
It's safe to say that Karens have existed for a long time now. Today a Karen is described as an entitled middle-aged woman who thinks she deserves the best of everything and that she's better than every other human on the planet.
Did you know that between 1962 and1965, Karen was the 2nd and 3rd most popular name in the US?
There's nothing wrong with wanting the best for yourself. But when you start believing that you deserve better than anyone else, because you are better than anyone else, the problem starts.
Karens are nothing but entitled narcissistic women with the mentality that there's no one better than them and that they know everything. With that mentality, it's easy to alienate yourself because people won't like being around someone who doesn't value others.
Here are a few examples of what Karens are like.
In short, as you'd have otherwise noticed, nobody likes to be called a Karen. It isn't an offensive term, it's just slang for entitled women.
While people have no pleasure in calling others Karen, but when a woman cuts in line, demands privilege, calls for constant attention, and simply thinks the rest of the people are paupers, there's no choice.
Don't be a Karen. You can do better than that.
It's okay to prioritize yourself and your needs, but the moment you think that you prioritized yourself because you're better than everyone else, you repel people.