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
2,601 896
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

2
2,770 1,002
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

3
2,283 867
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,176 813
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,084 818
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
1,963 709
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,536 497
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,774 609
Bully is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

9
1,717 788
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

10
1,401 453
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

11
1,492 608
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

12
1,469 503
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

13
1,558 544
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,471 633
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,430 586
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,577 547
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,194 527
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,649 626
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,259 549
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

20
1,067 567
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

21
1,004 517
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

22
899 320
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

23
992 546
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
690 299
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
928 508
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

26
882 489
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

27
882 519
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

28
760 283
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

29
809 396
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
809 532
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
797 490
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

32
496 177
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

33
543 299
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

34
788 512
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

35
751 467
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

36
840 433
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

37
763 409
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

38
795 304
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

39
683 340
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

40
747 590
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

41
653 541
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

42
490 221
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

43
709 468
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

44
947 581
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

45
614 416
Moody is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

46
206 98
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless

47
458 261
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

48
571 401
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

49
535 332
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

50
439 382
Loud is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud