Living 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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233 28
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Hypocritical
2
247 33
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
3
217 28
Bully is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Bully
4
223 32
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Passive Aggressive
5
223 33
Plays Favorites is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Plays Favorites
6
209 29
Superiority Complex is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Superiority Complex
7
181 30
Shirks Responsibility is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Shirks Responsibility
8
172 29
Discriminatory is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Discriminatory
9
167 28
Quick to Anger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Quick to Anger
10
170 33
Inflexible is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Inflexible
11
157 30
Unreceptive to Criticism is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Unreceptive to Criticism
12
165 36
Mean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Mean
13
137 39
Oblivious is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Oblivious
14
135 41
Indecisive is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Indecisive
15
138 44
Hyper-organized/Micromanaging is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Hyper-organized/Micromanaging
16
131 41
Know-it-all is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Know-it-all
17
121 35
Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Paranoid
18
118 37
Domineering is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Domineering
19
117 43
Easily Confused is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Easily Confused
20
122 48
Disorganized is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Disorganized
21
106 42
Flaky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Flaky
22
79 53
Obsessive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Obsessive
23
82 60
Demanding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Demanding
24
25 8
Prejudicial is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
dilbert added Prejudicial
25
54 94
Perfectionist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Traits for a Manager to Have
Perfectionist