Vibe Check

What is a vibe check?

Checkup on a person's mood

A vibe check is an evaluation of someone's emotional state. It is a way to measure someone's mood or aura, especially if they give out bad vibes, like being cynical or saying toxic things.

Vibe check became popular on social media, especially as memes on Twitter, in November 2019 as a way to comment on someone's mood. People have since begun using it in person, in texts, and in online messages.

An example of when a person may use it is when a friend gives off bad vibes by being pessimistic, and you confront them with a "vibe check" to see what's wrong. Or, if your dad yells at your sister for a joke during dinner, you might say that dad did not pass the vibe check.

Alternative vibe check use

People may also invoke "vibe check" before throwing hands with someone. The person may have done something to warrant a physical altercation or did nothing to provoke the attack.


Sometimes I just don't want to be here anymore
Whoa, vibe check, bae
Vibe check meme tweet
Vibe check meme tweet

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Updated February 16, 2022

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