I am aware of the effect that I have on women is a sentence quoted from the popular American TV sit-com The Office.
The sentence was made into a meme on the internet. It usually appears in an image macro format, with the image being a screenshot from the scene where the quote is said.
It is generally used to express if somebody is gaining more female attention than an average male.
The original quote was uttered under episode x of season y that aired in xxxx in the US.
It was said by the character Charles Miner, played by Idris Elba, who by character is the new, good-looking boss of the office in that episode of the series.
During the scenes the viewer gets the impression that just by Charles’ presence, female workers get distracted and visibly disorientated from their work duties.
Charles proceeds to tell the camera that he is well-aware of this mechanism, claiming: “I am aware of the effect that I have on women.”
As a meme, I am aware of the effect that I have on women started to spread on Tumblr around 2012, in a form of an animated GIF.
However, it was in 2018 when the format was caught up on Reddit, and eventually became very popular in the following years.
- Reddit – r/DunderMifflin