By now, you’ve probably noticed the phrase “nut job” being bandied about quite a bit these days.
And while the term has some commonalities with “narcissist” in the sense that it’s a term used to describe someone who is self-centered, it’s not really about being a nutjob.
In fact, in some circles, “nutjob” is something more akin to being a jerk, someone who behaves in ways that can be considered rude or obnoxious.
The term is sometimes used as a way of dismissing people who have a tendency to act out, especially when they’re in the presence of a significant other, and it can be used as an excuse to blame others for their own misdeeds.
While the term “nut” itself is usually associated with food and nuts, it has a more specific meaning than that.
“Nuts” are actually made from dried fruits, nuts, and seeds, according to the website nutjobs.com.
The word is derived from the Greek word for “fruit” and refers to a type of seed.
The root word for a nut is “nut,” and the name “nuts” comes from the fact that they have a similar shape to a piece of fruit.
For example, the fruit of a nut can be shaped like a cone or like a small circle.
It can be as small as a quarter of an inch long, or as large as a full inch.
So if you’re thinking, “Oh, so they’re nuts,” that’s probably the reason you might hear the term used, but it’s actually not.
The origin of the word “nut jobs” is not entirely clear.
The first known mention of “nutjobs” was in the mid-18th century, but the term didn’t gain much traction until the late 1800s.
As the number of people who are “nuts” increased, so did the use of “nuts jobs,” according to a study published in 2014 in the journal Sociological Methods.
And according to another study, a third of Americans were “nuts.”
And, according of the study, the majority of those who are nuts are not necessarily nuts themselves.
“We found that the vast majority of people surveyed are not in any way abusive or antisocial toward others.
Rather, they are just very self-conscious about their social awkwardness and feel like they need to conform to societal norms to feel accepted,” lead author of the article, Emily N. Miller, told ABC News.
She said the term’s origins may have stemmed from the time period in which many women used their careers as the means of securing food for their families.
“The nut jobs were the men who took advantage of their wives,” Miller said.
“They were the ones who were able to make money by being able to get food for the family and, in doing so, to have money to buy clothes and to feed the family.
And so, they were the people who would take advantage of women who were in a position of power in their lives.”
It’s unclear why this term has become so common, but a 2012 study from the University of Wisconsin found that “numbers of women, particularly those in the upper class, have become increasingly self-critical about their ability to maintain social and financial power.”
Miller believes that there is some truth to this.
“Women may be self-absorbed,” she said.
According to the study authors, “women are less likely than men to express regret about their behavior and to believe that they are not responsible for their behavior.”
But it’s still unclear why people would use the term.
According of the American Psychological Association, “Narcissists are defined by their belief that they can be all things to all people.
They are not socially acceptable or socially acceptable to everyone.”
It also notes that there’s a difference between narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder, which is a mental illness.
While narcissistic personality disorders include a “personality disturbance disorder,” narcissists are not.
“There’s a spectrum,” Miller told ABC.
“It’s not all bad, and there’s some good that can come out of it.”
So if the term does have a negative connotation, it shouldn’t be used to dismiss people who behave badly.
“For most people, the only reason to use the word is to make a point or to point out that someone else has done something that is offensive or hurtful,” Miller added.