Advice The Worst Qualities in a Person  

Samantha Dillinger
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155.4k votes 11.4k voters 373.5k views 123 items

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
3,690 1,377
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest
2
3,499 1,275
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish
3
3,099 1,192
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean
4
2,925 1,134
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered
5
2,727 1,103
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant
6
2,597 971
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude
7
2,178 749
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel
8
2,360 850
Bully is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully
9
1,938 647
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful
10
2,269 1,069
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded
11
2,001 825
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled
12
2,039 705
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical
13
1,965 718
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate
14
1,833 758
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable
15
1,845 831
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy
16
1,964 744
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater
17
1,548 715
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical
18
1,441 754
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying
19
1,995 814
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless
20
1,607 728
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant
21
1,333 676
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered
22
1,292 464
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator
23
1,032 458
Violent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
24
1,268 714
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral
25
1,198 661
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible