Rhoda Fajardo 3D Rhoda Fajardo 3D: 5 Signs You’re A Basic Bitch In The Design Industry

Jun 25, 2015

5 Signs You’re A Basic Bitch In The Design Industry

5 Signs You’re A Basic Bitch In The Design Industry

This term is widely used among Filipinos who refer to people who pull other people down rather than focus on their own grass and build their own dreams. I thought this annoying trait is only among Filipinos, well in fact, it’s a worldwide cancerous disease (cancer — get it?). Basic Bitches. PWE!

In American slang, a basic bitch is a girl who's labeled inferior.

She enjoys things like coffee from Starbucks, fashionable items and handsome guys — she's basically, a normal girl. Hey, I have nothing against normal girls coz I'm also a normal girl myself. I love Starbucks, fashion and I'm in love with a handsome fictional character named Christian Grey. I just hate the idea that some people find other people inferior.

Let me share my own definition of a basic bitch.

A basic bitch is someone who loves to 'one-up' other people in everything they do (See, Mean Girls, 2004), regardless if they're male or female.

Their motto in life is "If I can't have it, neither can you." For instance, an aspiring entrepreneur goes out to do something no one has ever done before, and those who don't have the same brainwaves fervently hope that they won't succeed.


That's why I came up with this formula . . .

Crab Mentality = Basic + Bitch


Basic = Mediocre
Bitch = Someone being a bitch about another's opinion, likes, hobbies, ambition or achievements (a.k.a. HATER)

In fact some of these basic bitches are MEN and women of all races, who also happen to be LICENSED ARCHITECTS. Can you believe it?

One of my biggest pet peeves are the architects/designers who think they're all high and mighty.

But in reality, they’re just, you know — basic. Before I proceed with this rant, I'm warning you, what I’m about to say may piss you off. If your mind is not open to the opinions of others, GTFO.


5 Signs You’re a Basic Bitch in the Design Industry

#1: You act like you know everything.

No one wants to argue with you because you act like you are the most knowledgeable person in the world. You are an active critic but you hate being criticized by other people (like what I'm doing to you right now). You don’t need anyone's advice and you don’t want to hear other people's opinions.

You're too perfect to listen to other people, remember?

#2: You are too proud of yourself and treat non-licensed designers or drafters as inferior beings.

You feel like you're some sort of royalty just because you're licensed and others aren't. You treat the non-licensed designers or drafters as peasants/slaves. You are very arrogant and it's your habit to position yourself higher than the non-licensed ones. You hate the idea of non-licensed designers/drafters building their own design empire because they're smart enough to consult a mentor who knows better than you.

Just because you have a driver's license doesn't mean that you can drive a car (that is, if you even have a car).

#3: You spend more time talking shit about drafters in Facebook, than creating ideas and solutions.

Like, why would you? You don't even have projects to get you busy, that's why you have a lot of time comparing yourself with other people, am I right? Instead of thinking about ideas and solutions, you spend most of your time ensuring that non-licensed designers are NOT better than you.

While you're at it, why don't you post another selfie on that construction site you're pretending to work on.

#4: You get jealous with the non-licensed designers who are doing better than you.

Aside from arrogance, you're also full of envy and bitterness. You freak out when the drafters or CAD operators you look down on are progressing and can do the same shit a Licensed Architect/Designer does (and sometimes even more, like, start and market their own design business). You give bitter comments (often on Facebook or Linkedin) about the non-licensed drafters practicing architecture illegally.

But here's the thing smartass! We have licensed friends who are not as basic and simple-minded as you. And unlike you, they are willing to adopt and sign our plans because they understand the word teamwork, compassion, and making the world a better place. People with more experience are often glad to share their knowledge or support.

Don't hate the player if they play by the rules of the game.

#5: You will never admit that you're a Basic Bitch.

Of course you won't. Or you don't even know it yet. But at least now you do. Consider this a motivational basic bitchslap (#LOL — Am I the only one who finds this funny?).

These basic bitches are everywhere. Not just in the design industry, but literally — EVERYWHERE! Whether it's on Facebook, your office, your household, the government, in Westeros, etc. So watch your back if you don't wanna end up like Jon Snow (because Alliser Thorne is a basic bitch).

Jon Snow death

I hope my formula has been helpful so that you'll know if someone's a basic bitch. Just like any math problem, there is no one solution. And there are odd, even and REAL numbers, and of course POSITIVE and NEGATIVE integers.

Always remember that if you find yourself in a situation when somebody tries to drag you down, it only means that you're already above them. It's up to you if you wanna ignore them, OR stand taller, speak the truth and spread awareness.

Whatever you choose . . .

Follow your passion. Don't settle for mediocrity. Don't be a basic bitch.

One more thing, if you find this post offensive, you're most probably a basic bitch. Feel free to block me on all your social networks I BEG YOU. It's about time to filter my friends/connections and replace them with creative and intellectual people who actually get it, coz the internet is already filled with simple-minded humans. Okie?

Have you encountered a basic bitch in your life yet?

What was it like and how did you handle the drama? Did you ignore them, or did you stand up for yourself? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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