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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
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Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

The Best Qualities in a Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fun Jobs That Pay Well

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Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
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Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Superficial is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

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Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

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

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Bossy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

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

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

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

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Sexist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
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Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

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

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

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Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

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Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

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Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
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Loud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
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Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

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