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
2,603 898
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

2
2,773 1,002
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

3
2,284 868
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,178 814
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,085 819
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
1,965 709
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,537 498
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,775 610
Bully is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

9
1,719 788
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

10
1,402 454
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

11
1,494 608
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

12
1,471 503
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

13
1,559 545
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,473 633
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,431 587
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,578 548
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,195 528
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,650 626
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,260 549
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

20
1,068 567
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

21
1,005 517
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

22
900 320
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

23
993 546
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
691 299
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
929 508
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

26
883 489
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

27
884 519
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

28
761 283
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

29
810 396
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
811 532
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
798 490
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

32
497 177
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

33
544 299
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

34
789 512
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

35
752 467
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

36
841 433
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

37
764 409
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

38
796 304
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

39
684 340
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

40
748 590
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

41
654 541
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

42
491 221
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

43
710 468
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

44
948 581
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

45
207 98
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless

46
615 416
Moody is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

47
459 261
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

48
572 401
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

49
536 332
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

50
440 382
Loud is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud