culture The Worst Qualities in Politicians  

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List Rules Vote UP the characteristics that you hate the most.

Let's face it: politics can really bring out the worst in people, especially elected officials. Even the greatest politicians in history have had qualities that were horrible - or at best, really annoying. George Washington owned slaves, Teddy Roosevelt was an inveterate racist, Winston Churchill was a depressive alcoholic, and so on.

Just as every person has things about them that are good and bad, so too do the politicians we elect. Some of these qualities are criminal, sending politicians to prison for taking bribes, committing crimes, or exerting undue privilege. Others are just personality quirks or traits that some people find irritating. That irritation is heightened by the visibility and responsibilities of public office.

This list rounds up some of the worst qualities in politicians - from the merely annoying to the downright criminal. Vote up the most disgusting characteristics in lawmakers below! And if we missed any traits that really irritate you, be sure to add them to the list!
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175 15
Corruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Corruption

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2
150 15
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty

3
133 13
Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical

4
73 7
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Williams added Hypocrisy

5
118 18
Greed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed

6
90 11
Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions

7
94 15
Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness

8
92 15
Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement

9
86 15
Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness

10
82 20
Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited

11
87 25
Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance

12
73 17
Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness

13
55 9
Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
RobLein added Blaming Others

14
83 27
Lack of Empathy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Empathy

15
66 18
Evasive is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive

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16
75 24
Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering

17
86 35
Racist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist

18
60 19
Taking Credit for Everything is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Taking Credit for Everything

19
64 23
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity

20
62 23
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness

21
63 29
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness

22
52 21
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia

23
54 23
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful

24
67 35
Uneducated is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Uneducated

25
71 43
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Sexist

26
45 23
Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary

27
46 25
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills

28
36 23
Micromanagement is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Micromanagement

29
46 39
Homophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Homophobia

30
35 34
Stubbornness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Stubbornness

31
30 45
Overemotional is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Overemotional

32
11 23
Hammy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Lanzarotta added Hammy