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Were You Manic Pixie Dream Girled?

Did he assume you have a ukulele and could fix all his problems?

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  1. So, without further ado, let's see if you've ever been assigned this role IRL by a sensitive young man.

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    He would talk endlessly about himself but never asked you questions about yourself.
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    He claimed you have a deep connection, despite never having asked you questions about yourself.
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    He would listen to you talk about yourself, but never asked follow-up questions.
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    He never asked for your opinion.
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    He thought you have good taste and interests, but only when it came to the things he also already liked.
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    He really, really liked The Smiths.
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    Like, maybe too much.
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    He also loved Wes Anderson.
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    He had no interest in taking your recommendations for new things.
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    He thought the book version of every film you’ve ever seen was better, and would explain to you why, even if you have actually already read the book and agreed.
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    He basically only ever read and watched things by, for, and about white men.
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    He introduced you to his family and friends but wasn’t particularly interested in meeting yours.
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    He thought it was great if you got spontaneously wasted but was not prepared to clean up the vomit.
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    He saw significant parts of your identity as “cool” or “quirky”.
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    He romanticised parts of your history and identity.
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    He saw your creative outlets as a quirky things you did rather than legitimate art.
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    He saw his own creative outlets as more serious than yours, even if you were both equally committed to them.
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    He saw himself as “the artist” in the relationship.
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    He assumed you own a ukulele.
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    You'd frolicked in a field together, or gone skinny dipping, at least once.
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    He was extremely skeptical about doing either of those things at first until you charmingly convinced him.
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    He expected you to look after him, but was not prepared to look after you.
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    He saw himself as deeply troubled and complex, regardless of the reality.
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    He romanticised your own troubles and complexities, or dismissed them.
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    He saw your fear of commitment as being ~free-spirited~.
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    He actually saw a lot of your massive glaring flaws as being ~free-spirited~.
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    He expected you to patiently listen to all his problems and musings but would not do the same to you.
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    He lost interest in the relationship when it became day-to-day, rather than fun and whimsical.
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    He couldn't deal with confrontation.
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    He was deeply shocked when you were confrontational.
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    He was deeply shocked when you were anything but fun-loving and whimsical or poetically sombre.
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    He was not prepared to change any aspects of himself for the relationship to work.
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    He did not expect you to change any aspects of yourself either, but to be perfectly formed and ready to improve his life from the get-go.
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    He did not treat you like a friend and equal, but only as a muse or therapist.
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    He really, really fancied Zooey Deschanel.
 
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