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Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Vote for the personality traits that really grind your gears!

Let's face it: not everyone is perfect. Even the most charming people are guilty of at least a few negative personality traits. And plenty more people can lay claim to a lot of these negative traits. The worst qualities in a person generally make them act in ways that is offensive, unsafe, selfish, or annoying. We can probably all name typical bad qualities in a person. Whether it be your lazy coworker who always makes you cover for her, your cheating boyfriend who can't seem to be honest with you, or an overly competitive roommate who can never be happy for you – we all have people in our lives who exhibit these negative qualities. (Hopefully we all have people in our lives who exhibit some of these best qualities in a person too!)

If you are wondering, "Am I a bad person?" or are worried you may have a bad personality, this list can help you do some soul-searching and discover the truth. This list of negative personality traits is votable and rerankable, so you can create your own version and tell the world exactly which negative character traits you can't stand and in which order. If you need more gender specific criteria, feel free to check out the Worst Qualities in A Man and the Worst Qualities in A Woman too.
list ordered by

1
3,296 1,219
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

2
3,121 1,118
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

3
2,746 1,055
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,603 994
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,432 973
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
2,308 849
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,892 635
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
2,025 937
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

9
2,092 756
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

10
1,678 566
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

11
1,760 731
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

12
1,764 612
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

13
1,787 643
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,689 739
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,654 686
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,794 657
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,394 636
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,286 663
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

19
1,830 744
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

20
1,449 658
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

21
1,126 411
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

22
1,183 624
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

23
1,149 651
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
873 398
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
1,081 598
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible