You secretly care about how many “happy birthday” wishes you get on social media.
You’ve said “no gifts” but secretly expected a few gifts.
You’ve uttered the phrase “birthday weekend.”
Even worse, you’ve uttered the phrase “birthday week.”
You’ve casually mentioned that it was your birthday to someone so they would wish you a happy birthday.
You’ve said “It’s MY birthday” in order to get your way.
You’ve made an itinerary for your birthday.
You’ve sent that itinerary to others.
You get really mad if someone forgets your birthday.
You’ve taken off work for your birthday.
You’ve taken off more than one day of work for your birthday.
You get mad if someone makes non-birthday plans on your birthday.
You’ve invited a large group of people who don’t know each other to your birthday dinner and let them figure out the check.
You have a very specific cake flavor preference.
You’d be annoyed if there was no cake on your special day.
You’ve posted an Instagram on your birthday with the caption “Another trip around the sun.”
You’ve told people you don’t want them to make a big deal out of your birthday, but secretly you wanted them to make a big deal out of your birthday.
You’ve asked a server at a restaurant if they “do anything special” for birthdays.
You’d never let a birthday pass without throwing a party.
You’ve thrown an elaborate theme party.
…And you’ve gotten mad when people didn’t dress up according to the theme.
You’ve hosted one of those parties where everyone has to wear black and you wear a bright color.
You’ve said “I can’t believe I’m [insert new age here]” even when it really was not a milestone birthday like your 20th, 30th, or 40th.
You’ve planned an elaborate birthday trip and expected all your friends to come (and pay).
You’ve stayed up until midnight the night before your birthday and then said “It’s my birthday!” when the clock struck 12.
You’d get annoyed if you had to do a single chore or boring activity on your birthday.
You’ve worn a hat, pin, or T-shirt that lets people know it’s your special day.
You’ve posted on social media at the end of your birthday to “thank everyone for all the birthday wishes.”