30 signs you’re a rebel who doesn’t care what other people think

Do you struggle to conform to nonsensical society rules?

Do you find yourself taking risks in life to get further ahead?

Then you might be a born rebel.

Rebels aren’t afraid of trying new things or standing out from the crowd.

And despite what many people think, being a rebel isn’t a bad thing.

After all, it’s often the rebels that advance society forward and discover new ways of doing things.

So if you think that you’re a rebel, then you might relate to these signs.

1. You always want to stand out—for better or for worse

Rebellious characters enjoy standing out from the crowd. They want to be noticeable, notable, and memorable.

It’s boring to do the same old as everyone else.

This is why rebels often try new things and take risks in life, even if it isn’t always worth it.

For example, the life of Steve Jobs is a story about someone who didn’t really fit society’s ideas about success.

And yet he was able to stand out from the crowd and become one of the biggest innovators in modern technology history.

This is because he wasn’t afraid of taking risks and standing out from the crowd.

2. You’re always experimenting with different ways to live your life

You might have a fun time experimenting with fashion, music, art, or other forms of expression.

Or you might enjoy trying out new restaurants and eating different foods.

This is another thing that sets rebels apart from the crowd—they are always experimenting with different ways of living their lives.

When you’re a rebel, then you don’t want to be stuck doing the same old things that everyone else does.

You want to live life on your terms and figure out what works best for you.

3. You don’t care what other people think of you

You’re not afraid of being judged or criticized by others.

In fact, you don’t really care what other people think of you—even if they make fun of your weird hobbies or choices.

This is another sign that sets rebels apart from the crowd.

Because as a rebel, you know that there’s no reason to conform to society’s expectations and rules.

Rebels have a specific personality that helps them stand out from the crowd.

They are typically bold and confident, even if others see them as threats to society or dangerous because of their ability to ignore stereotypical boxes.

They have no fear of making decisions regardless of what other people say. Rebels often become leaders and role models for other people.

They inspire others to follow their lead and fight for what they believe in.

4. You refuse to take criticism from others seriously

Here are two ways to deal with criticism: you can either listen carefully, or you can ignore it completely.

As a rebel, you probably don’t care so much about what other people say about your decisions or actions. You don’t care if people laugh or make fun of you.

As a rebel, you know that there are no reasons to conform to what society expects and rules.

You are the one who defines your own life, and you want to be free of societal expectations.

5. You definitely have a strong sense of individuality

Rebels have their own sense of individuality that sets them apart from the crowd.

They have a distinct personality that is able to stand alone.

And they never settle for living the same old life as everyone else.

They don’t follow the trends and group mentality that so many people like to follow.

You can often find rebels living in the countryside, doing their own thing and marching to the beat of their own drum.

This style of life suits them because they don’t want to be stuck doing the same old things that everyone else is doing.

6. You aren’t afraid of offending others

You’re not trying to be a people pleaser at all—you simply do what you want, say what you want, and live how you want to live.

You don’t want to upset anyone, but you don’t want to be forced to follow their rules.

This is another thing that sets rebels apart from the crowd.

After all, many people like to keep their opinions hidden or avoid saying anything controversial that could potentially offend others around them.

But a rebel says what they really think. After all, life is too short to hide your feelings.

7. You step outside of your comfort zone quite frequently

You’re willing to experience new things, make mistakes, and see what works best for you in life.

This is why you like to step outside of your comfort zone, even if it can be a scary experience at times.

You’re willing to push yourself and see what’s out there.

This is the mindset that sets rebels apart from the crowd—they are open to whatever life throws at them, and they know that they can’t succeed if they remain in a box.

8. You don’t care if you get a bad reputation

You are willing to make decisions that might cause people to talk about you.

This is because you do what you think is right, not what conforms to a box society wants you to live in.

You have a rebellious attitude that motivates you to make decisions and take action regardless of what others say.

This is why you don’t care if you get a bad reputation or if others judge or criticize you.

Your main priority is being proud of who you are.

What others think about you simply doesn’t matter.

9. You aren’t afraid of challenging the system

You might have a passion for change and making things better in your area (or even within your own life).

And because you’re a rebel, you aren’t afraid of challenging the system that’s been set in place.

You might not be so happy with the way things are, and you want to work on changing them in some way.

Rebels are often into contributing to society, whether it’s through helping other people or providing solutions to society’s problems.

You aren’t afraid of challenging the system by speaking out against it.

And you aren’t afraid of standing out and being different—you want to live on your terms, not the terms imposed by society.

10. You don’t think highly of yourself or others

You don’t really expect much from people or show much concern for your own reputation, but you are respectful and friendly with everyone.

You tend to be humble in your thoughts and actions.

You don’t have any negative thoughts about yourself or others because you know that there’s no reason to judge others.

We’re all here together and we all go through different circumstances in life.

You prefer to be respectful to others while focusing on your own actions and what you can control.

You understand that there is no point in being arrogant. None of us really know what we’re doing here on Earth anyway!

But while you’re not arrogant, you are confident in your own abilities.

You know you can handle whatever life throws at you because you’re not afraid of taking a stand and living on your own terms.

11. You almost always do what you want to do

You do what’s best for you and your own life.

People don’t expect you to conform to their standards and never try to restrict you from living your own way.

If they try, they’ll quickly learn that they can’t control you, so they won’t even bother trying anymore.

You’re a proud person who isn’t afraid of standing out or fulfilling your dreams.

12. You are not afraid of change

You’re not afraid to change the way you do things, even if it means the world will see a huge transformation in your life.

In fact, some people see this as a very good thing because they can relate to how you’re growing and learning.

As a rebel, you want to keep growing and evolving as a person.

You don’t want to become stuck in a box and live out the rest of your life with regret.

13. You have a great sense of self-confidence

You know who you are and you don’t let the opinions of others interfere with your decision-making.

You are confident in yourself and your own capabilities.

You don’t let anyone or anything stand in the way of doing what you want, when you want, or how you want.

If something is good for you, then it’s good for you and nothing will stop you from living it out.

14. You’re always excited about what’s next

You’re not afraid to take risks, try new things, and experiment with different situations.

And you always have a positive attitude about what’s happening in your life and how it will turn out.

You don’t fret over the future; instead, you simply face each day with confidence and excitement.

15. You feel like you’re a part of something bigger than yourself

Sometimes you might feel like you don’t really have much to look forward to, but then out of nowhere, something clicks and you realize that there’s so much more to it all.

You find that there are connections everywhere, and even though things might be exhausting at times, there’s always something motivating you to continue fighting.

You feel like you’re a part of something bigger than yourself, and although it can be scary at times, you fully embrace the notion that you’ve got what it takes to move forward.

16. Being alone doesn’t scare you

Rebels aren’t afraid of being alone. They enjoy their own company. And when they are alone, they go on any adventures they want and see the world around them.

If you’re a rebel, you probably don’t have many friends. But that’s okay.

You don’t care about having a bunch of people who think exactly like you.

You only want a few close people in your life who are willing to live on their own terms and be themselves around you the same way you do with them.

17. You refuse to let other people’s labels define you

You aren’t afraid to be different. You’re not afraid to stand out and live on your own terms instead of the terms others want you to live by.

You know that there’s no use in trying to fit into a box when you are meant for so much more than that.

You won’t let anyone or anything limit what you think about yourself or how you feel about the world around you.

18. You live for new experiences

You love new experiences. Whether it’s traveling to a foreign country or just trying something new, rebels are the people who will take any chance they can get to learn and grow.

Trying something new and expanding their horizon is what gets your juices flowing.

19. You don’t blindly follow rules

Rebels know that rules are made to be questioned, and, oftentimes, broken.

Rebels are the ones who step out of line and don’t follow the crowd.

You think for yourself, do what you want to do, and you don’t care about what other people think about you.

You live your life with integrity and act accordingly. You won’t blindly follow rules if it doesn’t make sense to you or if it goes against your moral code.

20. You question everything

Rebels are the ones who question everything.

Whether it’s the way they look, how they act, or what they believe in, rebels are always on top of things and want to know why.

You just want to find out more about the world around you and develop more of an understanding of your place in it.

You don’t think everything in life is figured out. You understand that the world is constantly changing and growing and that there is so much to learn.

21. You are drawn to the unconventional

As a rebel, you are not drawn to conventional or traditional ways of thinking or behaving.

Whether it is art, literature, music, or other forms of expression, you appreciate the unconventional and avant-garde, the unusual and the non-traditional.

You may be an artist who rejects traditional art forms and is committed to creating something new and original.

22. You are unapologetic about your choices

You live life on your terms, and you never feel the need to apologize for it.

You are firm in your choices, and you stand by them.

You don’t live life according to other people’s expectations or standards. Your life choices reflect your true self and your unique identity.

23. You believe in making a difference

Being a rebel doesn’t just mean going against the norm.

It also often means standing up for what you believe in and striving to make a difference.

You may feel strongly about certain causes or issues and will do what it takes to enact change or raise awareness, no matter how unconventional your methods might be.

24. You prefer authenticity over approval

Approval from others doesn’t mean much to you if it means compromising your authenticity.

You prefer to stay true to your values and beliefs, even if it’s not popular or approved by the majority.

Rebels believe in living an authentic life rather than one that is shaped by the expectations of others.

25. You aren’t afraid to express your opinion

As a rebel, you have your own thoughts and opinions, and you are not afraid to express them, even if they are not popular.

You aren’t swayed by popular opinion, and you don’t mind being the lone voice of dissent.

You value freedom of thought and expression and aren’t afraid to stand up for it.

26. You don’t feel the need to justify your actions

You live life on your terms and don’t feel the need to explain or justify your actions to others.

You believe that your actions and decisions are your own to make and as long as they are not hurting others, you don’t feel obliged to provide an explanation for them.

27. You are not influenced by societal pressures

Rebels aren’t swayed by societal pressures to conform to certain norms or standards.

You understand that society has certain expectations, but you don’t let those expectations dictate your actions or decisions.

You live life on your own terms, unburdened by societal pressures.

28. You are always learning and growing

As a rebel, you see life as a journey of continuous learning and growth.

You don’t believe in settling or getting comfortable with the status quo. Instead, you continually seek opportunities to learn, grow, and evolve.

29. You defy stereotypes

Rebels don’t fit neatly into boxes or categories.

You defy stereotypes and expectations, embracing your unique identity and the diversity of your experiences.

You don’t let anyone pigeonhole you or restrict your potential.

30. You live your truth

Above all, being a rebel means living your truth, unabashedly and unapologetically.

You understand that your truth may not align with everyone else’s, and that’s okay.

You live life according to your values, beliefs, and desires, and that’s what makes you a rebel.

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Lachlan Brown

I’m Lachlan Brown, the editor of Ideapod and founder of Hack Spirit. I love writing practical articles that help others live a mindful and better life. I have a graduate degree in Psychology and I’ve spent the last 6 years reading and studying all I can about human psychology and practical ways to hack our mindsets. If you to want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook.

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