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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!
list ordered by

1
71 3
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Hypocritical

2
53 6
Fake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Fake

3
53 7
Deceitful is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Deceitful

4
61 10
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Arrogant

5
51 9
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Entitled

6
46 8
Narrow-minded is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Narrow-minded

7
48 9
Narcissistic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Narcissistic

8
44 10
Careless is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Careless

9
42 9
Prejudiced is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Prejudiced

10
43 11
Uncooperative is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Uncooperative

11
37 11
Wishy-washy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Wishy-washy

12
36 12
Unprepared is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Unprepared

13
32 9
Duplicitous is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Duplicitous

14
33 10
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Heartless

15
36 13
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Lazy

16
33 12
Vain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Vain

17
33 14
Childish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Childish

18
27 12
Ruthless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Ruthless

19
31 16
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Cheater

20
16 3
Lobbies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
turdbiscuit added Lobbies

21
22 9
Wimpy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Wimpy

22
21 10
Compulsive is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Compulsive

23
22 11
Dispassionate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Dispassionate

24
30 19
Combative is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Combative

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

26
24 16
Aloof is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Aloof

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

28
16 10
Pedantic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Pedantic

29
21 16
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Humorless

30
21 17
Angry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Angry

31
19 16
Reactive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Reactive

32
14 12
Religious is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
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33
14 13
Depressive is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Depressive

34
14 13
Long-winded is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Long-winded

35
11 15
Hyperbolic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Hyperbolic

36
8 16
Calculating is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Annoying Character Traits of Politicians
Calculating