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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224 21
Corruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Corruption

2
195 18
Dishonesty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Dishonesty

3
170 18
Unethical is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Unethical

4
108 10
Hypocrisy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Williams added Hypocrisy

5
152 21
Greed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Greed

6
124 18
Bad Judgement is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Bad Judgement

7
127 20
Selfishness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Selfishness

8
84 10
Blaming Others is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
RobLein added Blaming Others

9
112 18
Short-Sightedness is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Short-Sightedness

10
113 20
Lack of Convictions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Lack of Convictions

11
102 23
Mean-Spirited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mean-Spirited

12
106 30
Arrogance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Arrogance

13
88 21
Indecisiveness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Indecisiveness

14
103 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
112 39
Racist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Racist

16
92 28
Warmongering is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Warmongering

17
81 22
Evasive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Evasive

18
79 21
Taking Credit for Everything is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Taking Credit for Everything

19
77 25
Laziness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Laziness

20
78 28
Pomposity is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Pomposity

21
68 26
Vengeful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Vengeful

What's Your Phobia?

22
77 33
Smugness is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Smugness

23
63 25
Paranoia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Paranoia

24
85 42
Uneducated is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Uneducated

25
62 26
Reactionary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Reactionary

26
65 29
Poor Communication Skills is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Poor Communication Skills

27
90 50
Sexist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Sexist

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

29
62 46
Homophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Homophobia

30
15 11
Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Lanzarotta added Donald Trump

31
45 42
Stubbornness is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Stubbornness

32
0 2
Classist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
frankiepanki added Classist

33
36 53
Overemotional is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Overemotional

34
16 33
Hammy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Qualities in Politicians
Mark Lanzarotta added Hammy