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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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Bully is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Bully
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Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Passive Aggressive
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Superiority Complex is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Superiority Complex
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Plays Favorites is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Plays Favorites
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Shirks Responsibility is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Shirks Responsibility
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Discriminatory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Discriminatory
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Quick to Anger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Quick to Anger
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Inflexible is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Inflexible
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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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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
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Hyper-organized/Micromanaging is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Hyper-organized/Micromanaging
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Know-it-all is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Know-it-all
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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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Domineering is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Domineering
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Easily Confused is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Easily Confused
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Disorganized is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Disorganized
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Flaky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Flaky
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Obsessive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Obsessive
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Demanding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Demanding
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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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Perfectionist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Perfectionist