Advice 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.
list ordered by
1
3,619 1,347
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest
2
3,430 1,248
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish
3
3,034 1,168
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean
4
2,872 1,109
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered
5
2,671 1,086
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant
6
2,548 949
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude
7
2,133 726
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel
8
2,234 1,039
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded
9
1,895 634
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful
10
2,314 837
Bully is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully
11
1,991 686
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical
12
1,959 811
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled
13
1,932 711
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate
14
1,802 747
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable
15
1,820 816
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy
16
1,940 731
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater
17
1,528 705
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical
18
1,417 742
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying
19
1,969 805
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless
20
1,586 716
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant
21
1,309 666
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered
22
1,259 456
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator
23
1,004 447
Violent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
24
1,248 705
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral
25
1,182 646
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible