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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2,356 821
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

2
2,188 738
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

3
1,905 725
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
1,839 684
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
1,781 694
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
1,674 596
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,488 494
Bully is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

8
1,225 399
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

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1,467 672
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

10
1,275 501
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

11
1,169 380
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

12
1,358 459
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

13
1,242 423
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

14
1,257 495
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

The Best Qualities in a Man

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1,284 549
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

16
1,368 478
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,027 452
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,478 550
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

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1,109 472
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

20
915 475
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

21
838 441
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

How to Get a Girl to Like You

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718 260
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

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818 418
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

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865 466
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

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774 415
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

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768 439
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

27
534 238
Violent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

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601 229
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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682 341
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

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690 461
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

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697 437
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

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681 410
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

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670 401
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

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440 233
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

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385 124
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow

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675 351
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

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735 374
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

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643 242
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

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660 506
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

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548 277
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

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629 403
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

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570 466
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

The Worst Shows Your Boyfriend Makes You Watch

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400 173
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

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807 498
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

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541 361
Moody is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

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471 286
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

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375 208
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

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383 319
Loud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud

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494 355
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

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131 59
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless