Key Highlights:

  • Profession-related infograms have gone viral on social media.
  • Artist Garnet Hertz initiated the trend with humorous depictions of job perceptions.
  • These memes playfully challenge stereotypes and actual job realities.
  • Some find the infograms entertaining, while others criticize their omnipresence on social feeds.
  • Amanda DiSilvestro offers a straightforward tutorial for creating your own profession meme.

It seems that out of nowhere, these infograms have surfaced on all of my social networking accounts.

If you have somehow missed the funny graphics, they are simply graphics that depict different professions and how others view these professions.

According to Know Your Meme, these graphics were created by an artist named Garnet Hertz on February 9th of this year.

These graphics use the headline “What (insert person/group of people) thinks I do” to help show people how they are perceived by others.

Ultimately, however, these memes are just plain funny. Naturally I had to look up a few that describe me, see if they are true, and give a few rebuttals:

I have to say that most of these are true.

People think it’s great that I can work at night and then lay on the beach all day. But what about those who live in Chicago? What beach are you imagining?

The one that requires a plane ride and lots of money? Or the one that’s covered in snow? For any Internet marketer, this meme is a great laugh.

I would say that this is about 50/50.

I don’t think my mom thinks I’m working for a station like abc, and I think that “what my friends think I do” is a bit more realistic than “what I actually do” (at least in my case).

However, I do wish I was solving a case and doing some background checks in a study like those two concerned-looking men. I guess they got the “what I think I do” exactly right.

Now this really gave me a laugh. Unfortunately, we really are all bowing down to Google.

I will mention, however, that these Memes have come under a lot of scrutiny over the last two weeks. People find them to

How to Create a “What People Think I Do” Meme

If you want to create one of these graphics for your profession, it’s actually quite simple.

All you need to do is open up any blank canvas in any drawing program such as Paint, Photoshop, and even PowerPoint.

You can create a template of any size and then use pictures from a stock site, such as, or pictures that you take and upload on your own.

You then type in the accompanying text, and you’re done!

You can also click here to use a pre-made template.

To Meme or Not to Meme

I will mention, however, that these memes have come under a lot of scrutiny over the last two weeks. People find them to be annoying because they don’t care about what they have to say. More than anything, people are tired of seeing them take up their Facebook feed.

Have you created one of these graphics or seen one that you think is spot on or hilarious? Or do you think these little graphics are nothing but annoying?

Author: Amanda DiSilvestro is a writer on topics ranging from social media to credit card processing companies. She writes for an online resource that gives advice on topics including document software to small businesses and entrepreneurs for the leading lead generation website, Resource Nation.