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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2,330 810
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

2
2,163 728
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

3
1,883 715
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
1,818 676
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
1,760 684
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
1,651 589
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,463 484
Bully is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

8
1,199 392
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

9
1,454 664
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

10
1,260 493
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

11
1,151 376
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

12
1,340 454
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

13
1,225 415
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

14
1,273 539
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

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15
1,239 491
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,352 472
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,015 449
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,464 547
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,095 467
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

20
907 468
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

21
826 436
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

The Best Qualities in a Woman

22
707 254
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

23
855 460
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
806 413
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

25
768 407
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

26
758 433
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

27
521 234
Violent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

28
591 227
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

Things People Lie About Most Often

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671 336
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
684 450
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
689 430
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

32
662 393
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

33
670 405
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

34
431 228
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

35
729 368
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

The Most Boring Sports to Play

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373 121
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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665 349
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

38
657 498
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

39
632 239
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

40
538 273
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

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625 395
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

42
566 457
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

Things You Used to Argue With Your Siblings About

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392 171
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

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536 354
Moody is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

45
796 494
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

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464 282
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

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368 203
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

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378 314
Loud is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud

49
489 351
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

50
306 142
Condescending is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ari Bures added Condescending