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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1
2,672 932
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

2
2,844 1,030
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

3
2,344 897
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,235 841
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,131 841
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
2,017 730
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,590 516
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,762 811
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

9
1,817 634
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

10
1,444 468
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

11
1,529 628
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

12
1,514 513
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

13
1,590 561
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,500 651
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,456 605
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,608 569
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,224 543
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,678 644
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,291 566
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

20
1,098 582
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

21
1,033 530
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

22
936 330
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

23
1,010 560
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
718 314
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
951 522
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

26
904 504
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

27
913 532
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

28
792 292
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

29
836 403
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
834 547
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
526 187
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

32
816 508
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

33
559 314
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

34
863 445
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

35
804 529
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

36
783 421
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

37
766 481
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

38
819 319
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

39
710 354
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

40
763 608
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

41
731 479
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

42
510 232
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

43
666 561
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

44
973 597
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

45
632 428
Moody is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

46
220 108
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless

47
475 267
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

48
586 411
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

49
548 341
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

50
455 391
Loud is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud