jobs The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Upvote the traits that drive you nuts, downvote the traits that you don't mind so much.

We've all had horrible bosses. But what what makes a terrible manager terrible? What are some of the worst traits a manager can have? Managers can be mean, disorganized, irresponsible, or just plain lazy. Whether they're quietly blaming employees for their own executive decisions, slacking off while yelling at their underlings about the virtues of efficiency, or just lost in a cloud of their own superiority and self-entitlement, bad managers come in a variety of colors and flavors. Vote below to let us know which qualities make for the worst kind of manager.

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Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Hypocritical

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Takes Credit for Other People'... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Takes Credit for Other People's Work

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Plays Favorites is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Plays Favorites

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178 23
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Passive Aggressive

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167 21
Bully is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Bully

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164 23
Superiority Complex is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Superiority Complex

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Discriminatory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Discriminatory

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150 21
Shirks Responsibility is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Shirks Responsibility

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143 25
Inflexible is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Inflexible

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132 25
Quick to Anger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Quick to Anger

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Unreceptive to Criticism is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Unreceptive to Criticism

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129 32
Mean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Mean

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Oblivious is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Oblivious

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Indecisive is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Indecisive

The Worst Traits for an Employee

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Know-it-all is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Know-it-all

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Hyper-organized/Micromanaging is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Hyper-organized/Micromanaging

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Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Paranoid

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Easily Confused is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Easily Confused

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96 33
Domineering is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Domineering

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102 39
Disorganized is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Disorganized

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86 36
Flaky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Flaky

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Demanding is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Demanding

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Obsessive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Obsessive

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Prejudicial is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
dilbert added Prejudicial

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Bipolar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
jon-pratt added Bipolar

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Competetive is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Competetive

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Perfectionist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Perfectionist

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Jewish is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
hotrodheart added Jewish