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
2,669 929
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

2
2,841 1,026
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

3
2,343 894
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,233 839
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,130 839
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
2,015 729
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,588 514
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,760 810
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

9
1,815 631
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

10
1,441 468
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

11
1,528 626
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

12
1,511 513
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

13
1,588 560
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,497 651
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,454 604
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,607 567
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,222 543
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,676 643
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,290 564
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

20
1,095 582
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

21
1,032 529
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

22
932 330
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

23
1,010 560
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
716 313
Violent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

25
950 522
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

26
903 502
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

27
912 531
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

28
791 291
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

29
836 402
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
833 546
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
526 186
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

32
815 508
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

33
559 313
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

34
862 444
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

35
804 528
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

36
783 420
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

37
765 481
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

38
817 319
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

39
708 354
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

40
763 607
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

41
729 478
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

42
508 231
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

43
664 560
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

44
970 595
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

45
632 426
Moody is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

46
220 108
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless

47
475 267
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

48
586 411
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

49
548 341
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

50
455 391
Loud is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud