Advice 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
3,162 1,160
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

2
2,996 1,067
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

3
2,626 1,017
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,496 951
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,348 940
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
2,218 828
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,807 608
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,941 906
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

9
2,009 727
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

10
1,693 704
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

11
1,695 587
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

12
1,601 547
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

13
1,726 624
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,625 722
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,598 662
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,735 638
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,347 608
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,235 637
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

19
1,786 719
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

20
1,402 631
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

21
1,072 391
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

22
1,134 599
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

23
1,107 628
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
826 376
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
1,044 577
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible