As we age, we have a tendency to become less tolerant of those around us. We might even feel bad about that waning tolerance, yet we find it happening all the same. For example, I, now in my 30s, don’t care at all for the screeching sound of children. Am I a Karen? Maybe—but regardless of that, it remains a certain fact that I would never intentionally buy a house adjacent to a park or a school as I can not abide by loud noises like the screeching of children. But here’s the trick when it comes to your own evaluation of Karenhood: True Karens are probably not evaluating whether or not they’re a Karen. This doesn’t mean you’re automatically in the clear or correct in your thoughts and actions, but it’s a great place to start for self-evaluation.