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thought provoking The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians  

Mel Judson
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What makes a politician unbearable to the citizens he or she was elected to represent? In American politics, we can disagree about seemingly anything and everything, but we, the voters, can all agree that when politicians consistently display certain ugly qualities, they're pretty much guaranteed to frustrate everyone.

This list compiles the worst characteristics in elected officials. We're not talking about specific political positions that might be different from your own. We're not talking about criminality or corruption. We're talking about foibles, tendencies, and character flaws that are obnoxious in anyone you know personally, but that are downright infuriating in politicians, whether they're arrogant, dishonest, humorless, or narcissistic.

So we're here to list the political character traits that really get under your skin. This is a non-partisan compilation of the most annoying character traits in politicians, from your local city council all the way to the top. If there are any unpleasant qualities we missed, don't hesitate to add it to the list!
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69 3
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Hypocritical

2
52 6
Fake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Fake

3
51 7
Deceitful is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Deceitful

4
59 10
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Arrogant

5
50 9
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Entitled

6
46 9
Narcissistic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Narcissistic

7
44 8
Narrow-minded is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Narrow-minded

8
43 10
Careless is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Careless

9
41 9
Prejudiced is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Prejudiced

10
42 11
Uncooperative is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Uncooperative

11
36 11
Wishy-washy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Wishy-washy

12
35 12
Unprepared is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Unprepared

13
31 9
Duplicitous is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Duplicitous

14
32 10
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Heartless

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15
35 13
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Lazy

16
32 12
Vain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Vain

17
32 14
Childish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Childish

18
26 12
Ruthless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Ruthless

19
30 16
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Cheater

20
15 3
Lobbies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
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21
21 9
Wimpy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Wimpy

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22
30 18
Combative is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Combative

23
20 10
Compulsive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Compulsive

24
21 11
Dispassionate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Dispassionate

25
24 16
Touchy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Touchy

26
23 16
Aloof is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Aloof

27
26 19
Vulgar is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Vulgar

28
15 10
Pedantic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Pedantic

29
20 16
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Humorless

30
19 15
Reactive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Reactive

31
20 17
Angry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Angry

32
14 11
Religious is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
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33
13 13
Depressive is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Depressive

34
13 13
Long-winded is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Long-winded

35
10 15
Hyperbolic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Hyperbolic

36
8 15
Calculating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Calculating