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.
list ordered by

1
2,898 1,023
Selfish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Selfish

2
3,060 1,120
Dishonest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Dishonest

3
2,534 978
Mean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Mean

4
2,422 913
Self-Centered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Self-Centered

5
2,279 910
Arrogant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Arrogant

6
2,154 799
Rude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Rude

7
1,743 581
Cruel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
oldebenflood added Cruel

8
1,882 873
Close-Minded is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Close-Minded

9
1,948 696
Bully is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
smellsrank added Bully

10
1,644 555
Hypocritical is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Hypocritical

11
1,642 674
Entitled is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Entitled

12
1,554 521
Hurtful is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Hurtful

13
1,685 602
Inconsiderate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Inconsiderate

14
1,591 698
Greedy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Greedy

15
1,555 643
Unreliable is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Unreliable

16
1,696 616
Cheater is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cheater

17
1,314 582
Overcritical is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Overcritical

18
1,749 692
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
flygreen added Heartless

19
1,194 616
Annoying is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Annoying

20
1,369 609
Ignorant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ignorant

21
1,035 371
Mental Manipulator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Mental Manipulator

22
1,108 576
Short Tempered is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Short Tempered

23
1,082 607
Immoral is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Immoral

24
1,021 556
Irresponsible is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Irresponsible

25
793 357
Violent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person

26
970 539
Snobbish is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Snobbish

27
870 316
Judgemental is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
MikeRoberson added Judgemental

28
977 568
Jealous is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Jealous

29
889 436
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Vengeful

30
899 580
Lazy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Lazy

31
593 221
Cannot Be Wrong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Sillyweasel added Cannot Be Wrong

32
925 479
Passive Aggressive is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
chantellebelle added Passive Aggressive

33
833 448
Bossy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Bossy

34
604 347
Bigoted is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Bigoted

35
865 551
Bad Hygiene is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
HollyMiller added Bad Hygiene

36
846 569
Criminal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Criminal

37
803 515
Superficial is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Superficial

38
890 351
Cruel to Animals is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Cruel to Animals

39
780 384
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
stubb added Sexist

40
798 651
Stupid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stupid

41
558 257
Deceptive is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Deceptive What does Lying mean?

42
774 506
Materialistic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Materialistic

43
1,046 640
Homophobic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
ravi2 added Homophobic

44
682 453
Moody is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Moody

45
526 295
Obnoxious is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Obnoxious Quick, turn the TV set off!

46
636 431
Stubborn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Stubborn

47
261 138
Heartless is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Heartless

48
704 603
Humorless is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Humorless

49
581 364
Intrusive is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
looksharp added Intrusive

50
441 205
Condescending is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Qualities in a Person
Ari Bures added