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.
list ordered by

1
2,876 1,013
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

2
3,035 1,110
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

3
2,514 971
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,400 909
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,260 905
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
2,141 792
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,728 576
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,867 868
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

9
1,936 690
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

10
1,632 550
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

11
1,543 515
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

12
1,631 670
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

13
1,676 596
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,582 695
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,546 639
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,688 611
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,305 580
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,742 687
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,184 612
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

20
1,360 605
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

21
1,027 366
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

22
1,102 571
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

23
1,075 603
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
789 353
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
1,016 553
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

26
965 538
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

27
863 314
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

28
971 566
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

29
885 432
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
892 578
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
587 218
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

32
921 476
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

33
601 344
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

34
829 446
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

35
861 548
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

36
842 566
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

37
799 512
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

38
888 348
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

39
775 382
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

40
796 649
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

41
554 253
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

42
770 505
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

43
1,043 636
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

44
679 452
Moody is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

45
524 293
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

46
633 430
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

47
259 136
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless

48
703 600
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

49
490 412
Loud is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud

50
438 203
Condescending is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ari Bures added