Culture The Worst Qualities in a Person  

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.
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2,838 1,024
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

2
2,664 928
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

3
2,340 892
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,229 838
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,126 839
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
2,010 728
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,584 513
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,758 806
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

9
1,813 629
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

10
1,439 467
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

11
1,528 623
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

12
1,509 512
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

13
1,586 559
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,495 650
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,452 603
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,606 565
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,220 543
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,674 642
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,288 563
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

20
1,095 579
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

21
1,029 529
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

22
931 329
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

23
1,009 559
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
715 312
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
949 521
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

26
902 501
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

27
910 530
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

28
791 289
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

29
835 401
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
832 545
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
525 185
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

32
814 507
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

33
558 312
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

34
861 443
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

35
803 527
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

36
783 418
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

37
764 481
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

38
816 319
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

39
707 354
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

40
763 606
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

41
508 230
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

42
728 478
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

43
664 559
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

44
969 595
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

45
632 425
Moody is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

46
219 108
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless

47
474 267
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

48
586 410
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

49
548 340
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

50
455 390
Loud is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud