politics The Worst Qualities in Politicians  

Mike Rothschild
4.4k votes 467 voters 7k 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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259 26
Corruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Corruption

2
223 21
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty

3
199 21
Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical

4
175 24
Greed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed

5
130 17
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Williams added Hypocrisy

6
147 23
Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness

7
139 23
Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement

8
131 21
Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness

9
98 14
Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
RobLein added Blaming Others

10
124 23
Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions

11
117 26
Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited

12
99 22
Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness

13
120 35
Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance

14
129 43
Racist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist

16 Scandalous Daughters of Politicians

15
115 36
Lack of Empathy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Empathy

16
106 31
Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering

17
90 24
Evasive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive

18
90 24
Taking Credit for Everything is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Taking Credit for Everything

19
90 28
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness

20
86 29
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity

21
79 28
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful

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22
85 37
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness

23
72 29
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia

24
73 30
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills

25
96 47
Uneducated is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Uneducated

26
70 29
Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary

27
98 55
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Sexist

28
71 49
Homophobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Homophobia

29
50 33
Micromanagement is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Micromanagement

30
54 43
Stubbornness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Stubbornness

31
6 5
Classist is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
frankiepanki added Classist

32
43 59
Overemotional is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Overemotional