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
2,772 970
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

2
2,934 1,065
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

3
2,429 927
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,311 875
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,196 868
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
2,071 762
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,657 543
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,878 660
Bully is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

9
1,808 839
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

10
1,487 492
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

11
1,568 530
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

12
1,577 650
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

13
1,632 581
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,543 672
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,499 621
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,647 590
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,261 563
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,707 667
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,142 597
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

20
1,326 587
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

21
985 348
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

22
1,068 551
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

23
1,042 581
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
751 335
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
980 537
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

26
932 522
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

27
828 302
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

28
939 552
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

29
861 418
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
864 562
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
554 204
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

32
893 459
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

33
841 528
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

34
806 434
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

35
579 332
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

36
823 548
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

37
781 497
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

38
851 336
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

39
739 369
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

40
780 627
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

41
529 240
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

42
751 492
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

43
1,006 617
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

44
654 439
Moody is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

45
683 586
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

46
498 283
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

47
608 420
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

48
238 124
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless

49
445 172
Takes but Never Gives is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Takes but Never Gives

50
560 357
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive