Encountering a Karen in the wild can ruin your day really quickly.

No matter where you go and no matter what you do, the possibility of running into a Karen is always a possibility. Sometimes the situations are just dumb and easy to get out of, but some just escalate until you want to either call the cops or down the six-pack you just bought. Either way, a Karen can ruin your day with the quickness if you let them.

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Before we get started, let's define a few terms. According to Urban Dictionary, a Karen is a middle-aged woman, typically blonde, who makes solutions to others' problems an inconvenience to her although she isn't even remotely affected. Even though that is the definition, we all know that Karens have evolved to come in all shapes and sizes.

For the purpose of this list, I am using the term Karen very openly. The types of Karens listed below and be male, female, tall, short, etc... They can also show up anywhere so be safe out there.

Just yesterday, I went to good ole Facebook to find stories about neighborhood Karens that my friends have had to deal with. I asked for the dumbest thing that my friends have ever been approached by a Karen for, and holy hell, it did not disappoint. Upon reading through the comments, I started to realize a sad truth...Karens are everywhere and they all fall into types.

I am very familiar with Karens. Whether it be DJ'ing a wedding, broadcasting live throughout town, or simply hanging with friends and family, we always seem to run into one. I spend a lot of time in one particular neighborhood with some friends and we have one Karen there that fits into several of the categories below. To protect identities, this Karen has been named "Petty Betty."

Petty Betty has run the neighborhood for many years and has always been all up in everyone's business. However, over the last few years, there has been a new rise to power on the block and Petty Betty is losing her sh*t. You'll see Petty Betty referenced below, which is my passive-aggressive way of venting so I appreciate you for listening. Long story short, if you're going to yell about property lines Petty Betty, you may want to do something about that sea wall that is on the new mob's side.

I will say that one of the best things to do to a Karen though is being over-the-top, obnoxiously nice to them. It drives them crazy and it's so much fun!

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