politics The Worst Qualities in Politicians  

Mike Rothschild
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List Rules Vote UP the characteristics that you hate the most.

Let's face it: politics can really bring out the worst in people, especially elected officials. Even the greatest politicians in history have had qualities that were horrible - or at best, really annoying. George Washington owned slaves, Teddy Roosevelt was an inveterate racist, Winston Churchill was a depressive alcoholic, and so on.

Just as every person has things about them that are good and bad, so too do the politicians we elect. Some of these qualities are criminal, sending politicians to prison for taking bribes, committing crimes, or exerting undue privilege. Others are just personality quirks or traits that some people find irritating. That irritation is heightened by the visibility and responsibilities of public office.

This list rounds up some of the worst qualities in politicians - from the merely annoying to the downright criminal. Vote up the most disgusting characteristics in lawmakers below! And if we missed any traits that really irritate you, be sure to add them to the list!
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222 21
Corruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Corruption

2
193 18
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty

3
168 18
Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical

4
106 10
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Williams added Hypocrisy

5
150 21
Greed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed

6
122 18
Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement

7
125 20
Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness

8
110 18
Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness

9
82 10
Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
RobLein added Blaming Others

10
112 19
Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions

11
100 23
Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited

12
106 29
Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance

13
87 21
Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness

14
102 31
Lack of Empathy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Empathy

The Best Qualities in a Woman

15
111 39
Racist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist

16
81 21
Evasive is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive

17
91 28
Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering

18
78 21
Taking Credit for Everything is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Taking Credit for Everything

19
76 25
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness

20
77 27
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity

21
77 32
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness

What's Your Phobia?

22
67 26
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful

23
85 41
Uneducated is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Uneducated

24
62 25
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia

25
65 28
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills

26
61 26
Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary

27
89 50
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Sexist

28
46 26
Micromanagement is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Micromanagement

29
61 46
Homophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Homophobia

30
44 42
Stubbornness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Stubbornness

31
13 11
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Lanzarotta added Donald Trump

32
0 1
Classist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
frankiepanki added Classist

33
36 52
Overemotional is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Overemotional

34
16 32
Hammy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Lanzarotta added Hammy