Politics The Worst Qualities in Politicians  

Mike Rothschild
4.8k votes 494 voters 7.3k views 32 items

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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280 26
Corruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Corruption

2
237 21
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty

3
214 22
Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical

4
189 25
Greed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed

5
143 18
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Williams added Hypocrisy

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161 24
Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness

7
153 25
Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement

8
143 25
Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness

9
108 16
Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
RobLein added Blaming Others

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132 26
Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions

11
128 29
Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited

12
142 44
Racist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist

13
107 25
Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness

14
129 38
Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance

16 Scandalous Daughters of Politicians

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127 37
Lack of Empathy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Empathy

16
117 32
Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering

17
100 26
Taking Credit for Everything is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Taking Credit for Everything

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97 25
Evasive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive

19
99 29
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness

20
94 30
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity

21
87 29
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful

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94 39
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness

23
80 30
Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary

24
80 31
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia

25
81 32
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills

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104 50
Uneducated is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Uneducated

27
107 56
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Sexist

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80 52
Homophobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Homophobia

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54 37
Micromanagement is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Micromanagement

30
58 46
Stubbornness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Stubbornness

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12 6
Classist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
frankiepanki added Classist

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46 63
Overemotional is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Overemotional