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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2,230 752
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

2
2,072 681
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

3
1,799 679
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
1,744 638
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
1,690 648
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
1,584 563
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,391 454
Bully is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

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1,134 368
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

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1,391 638
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

10
1,211 472
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

11
1,099 359
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

12
1,290 437
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

13
1,171 398
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

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1,233 520
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

The Best Qualities in a Man

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1,196 475
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,304 453
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
973 432
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,424 535
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

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1,054 454
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

20
873 449
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

21
789 417
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

The Best Places to Meet Women

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667 243
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

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820 446
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

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775 402
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

25
742 395
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

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732 419
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

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487 224
Violent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

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562 213
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

Things Your Mother Told You... That She Was Right About

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668 427
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

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648 321
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

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642 380
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

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663 419
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

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646 393
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

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700 350
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

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647 342
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

The Most Nostalgia-Inducing '90s Toys

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406 221
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

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345 113
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

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641 485
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

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594 231
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

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612 381
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

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508 264
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

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549 444
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

The Worst Shows Your Boyfriend Makes You Watch

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374 160
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

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522 342
Moody is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

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769 479
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

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363 302
Loud is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Loud

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449 274
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

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479 335
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

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348 195
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

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292 133
Condescending is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ari Bures added Condescending