Top Ten Most Annoying Personality Traits

We're all guilty. God knows I am.

Pet peeves are ranked higher, but I haven't given much thought to the order--they're just ten qualities that grind my gears.
The Top Ten
1 Attention Seeking

Oh my god I ordered 123g of cocoa powder and I got 123! Oh no! Help me! It's the end of the world! I wanted them to get it WRONG so I could write in a complaint and sue them! Oh no! Now I can't do that! Please donate to me as I am clearly suffering!

-An attention seeking, spoilt brat

This can be displayed in a variety of ways, one of which is extensive self-deprecation. Playing the victim card is another.

Especielly if you talk in an annoyingly loud voice and start provocations just for hetting attention, I hate those kinds of people so much.

By seeking attention, you are being pretentious and arrogant and people get sick of you.

2 Hypersensitivity

In my opinion, and from experience living with a hypersensitive guy, it's a manipulative ploy to prevent you from expressing any facts or opinions that may clash with the sensitive person's delicate and refined perspective. You go from being forbidden from pointing out crucial facts, then having your boorish urges to solve matters easily using logic censured, after which you are reeducated to think as your friend/partner/associate feels, and you find yourself in the excruciating position of being forced to condole with the unending horrific pain the hypersensitive feels. You begin to understand what it is to be a thrall and how grossly superficial your own feelings are because the hypersensitive have greater and more important needs (denials) than you.

I understand why some people might find it annoying. However, as a really sensitive person myself I can say that out of the traits on this list, sensitivity is probably the hardest to control. You know sometimes you get too sensitive over things that aren't a big deal after all, but you can't really help feeling hurt or sad.

Um, I used to suffer from this, and I have to say that isn't annoying like pretentiousness is. Someone can control what they say, but they can't control an emotional attack, so this is kind of mean to people who suffer from this.

Briefly turn on a light in the middle of the night, and you'd think a BOMB went off. Annoyingly giddy over mundane things one moment, aloof and disconnected over important issues the next.

3 Arrogance

I have a tendency to brag about stuff all the time. I try my best not to but sometimes I can't help it

It doesn't make you better.

4 Pretentiousness

I know every person has met a person like this in their life, and if you haven't let me explain.
In my situation, I was attending Church, and there was a stupid third-grader. He always told people about facts and bragging that he was smarter than all of us, and that really irked me. It got worse. He'll say, "I read a one-hundred page book! " in a really annoying voice, and this is annoying considering that's not even that long. Than if an adult asks someone to volunteer, his hand will immediately raise his hand, and for some reason he once bragged that he knew the word, "government," which he apparently thought none of us knew. Then he's always bragging about more than knowledge, but talent. I once said, "I can play the violin," and instead of acknowledging that, he says, "Well, I can play the ukulele, piano, and recorder," and those are all instruments that we have to learn in fourth, sixth, and seventh grade anyway. Then he says he's good at sports and physical activities (he can ...more

I would define pretentiousness more as someone acting like they have that extensive knowledge on a subject, but don't really and only want to build up a persona of smartness for themselves. Like people who use big words without understanding them. Pretentious people are usually not very bright though, so the act becomes obvious. Or maybe I'm interpreting the word wrong. Either way, that's what I mean when I say pretentious

This doesn't refer to displaying extensive knowledge of a subject. It refers to acting superior and condescending because of that extensive knowledge. I admit to being guilty of this when it comes to music. I'm working on it.

EDIT: Well, as you folks pointed out, I seem to have messed up my definition of the word. Apologies.

"Pretentious" The adjective pretentious is a way to criticize people who try to act like they are more important or knowledgeable than they really are.

5 Boastfulness

I am so good at swimming, math, reading, and basketball. I should get a bid gold trophy for all of them

Saying how good you are is just not nice no one wants to hear that you know.

6 Narcissism

Narcissists are very needy and insecure people who, rather than loving you and trying to attain intimacy, cultivate you as a friend in order to feed their narcissism. Psychologists say 'you provide their narcissistic goods'. They are always seeking new friends because of their fear that this supply may run out and expose their emptiness. One may feel compassion for them because they did not wish this awful condition upon themselves but beware of getting caught up with them. It can be very hard to disentangle because things are not what they appear to be.

I used to have a friend who I suspect may be a narcissist. She lacked empathy for me and used me to get what she wants and needs. She posts many selfies on Instagram, and she would take other's phones and take selfies of herself. She comes from a poor family, and she was needy. She always talks about herself and doesn't show emotion much. She manipulates her friends to like her, but she can't maintain friendships often. I could go on and on about this girl.

Of all, this is THE NO. 1! Top 3 at best! Who the heck said hypersensitivity is? Really. Narcissism and Arrogance and pretentiousness are top 3 by far. I had to tell a woman I work with to stop asking me a specific personal question only because it was fake and it was her way of coming across like she was important enough in my world to ask me. She is the worst at this. Smart woman but is 98% fluff...

I have a friend who shamelessly and endlessly brags on herself. I believe this stems from being so incredibly insecure that even though I am annoyed, I also feel sorry for her because her behavior is pathetic. She is both a braggart and narcissist. Unfortunate really because all that aside I enjoy her company.

7 Selfishness

Everyone has there own problem, and this is Mine! I can control it though, so I will control it!

I'm familiar with all these!

8 Laziness

I'm just all-or-nothing. I either don't care and wont do it, or I care a lot and will be the best at it. It's simply impossible for me to do something I don't believe in or enjoy, so it comes off as laziness. I'm really not. I'm unbelievably hardworking towards the things I care about.

My kids are lazy but it's my fault I do everything for them cause I like to baby them cause I don't want them to grow up.

I have to admit I am lazy a lot. But its mostly kids who have this problem these days.

This is one of the biggest problems of today.

9 Inoffensiveness

It's fine to be humble, pacific, and neutral, but when it gets to the point at which you precede every sentence with, "I don't mean to be offensive, but," it becomes positively grating. You are entitled to your opinion, but don't expect it to go unquestioned. Be ready to defend it, and be aware that not all opinions are equal; some are based on poor reasoning, lack of information, and logical fallacies.

10 Bullying

Someone is bullying

The Contenders
11 Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy: the act of condemning others for lack of virtues, qualities, or emotions that the condemner does not possess.

12 Whininess
13 Clinginess

Gah. When I was growing up, my older brother relied on me all the time and would always be really clingy towards me. It flattered me and all, but he wouldn't let me talk to any of my other siblings without glaring at them! It must've been because my mom told him when he was little, "Watch over her well! ". Since he's I his twenties now, of course he doesn't do it anymore. Still, this happened since I was... 2-14. Yeah. That's about right.

Aw man, this is why I'm scared of someday being in a relationship. I can't really trust people, so I'm clingy. To my friends too, I get jealous and worried and everything in between. I apologize

I know for a fact I'm a bit clingy sometimes. It annoys me, so I attempt to stop it.

I can do this sometimes. Luckily, most of my friends don't seem to mind it.

14 Impatience

I do admit that this is a serious problem of mine. Particularly when I'm trying to teach something difficult to someone which I find simplistic. I know they're trying, but I can't handle it sometimes.

I think I kind of this personality trait. Especially when I'm waiting for someone or waiting for a fun event or something.

15 Rudeness
16 Bossiness

Worst! I hate people who demand respect but don't give anything but tyranny.

Nagging, moaning, telling people what to do, glass is always half empty...ugh

17 Dishonest

It's a waste of anyone's time to be dishonest or on the receiving end of dishonesty. In my opinion it's a type of betrayal that leaves no room for building trust or faith in that person. Being dishonest can leave one forsaken by their fellow man.

18 Dullness
19 Pervertedness

This=my Asian relatives. When my cousins were younger I don't think that there ever was a party I have attended where they talk about my cousins' butts, privates, or have their hands down their pants or something.

20 Hateful

Someone who can never let go of anger.

21 Crybaby
22 Cheap

I come from a rich family but my parents always buy me cheap stuff. I guess its not bad but peeps at school always remark on my cheap stuff I also have asian parents

My parents buy me cheap things too even though I made a fortune doing minor roles in films (the death cure, tron legacy, godless, the scorch trials) and they use the money for their own pleasure

My Asian parents are very very very cheap toward me. They limit the amount of FREE brochures and samples that I want to take, don't let me buy things with my own money, and they buy stuff for my sister and cousins but they rarely ever buy me stuff. (I have to beg my @$$ off to convince them to buy me stuff)

23 Being Short-Tempered
24 Disrespectfulness
25 Flippancy

Some things you just can't laugh off.

Ha, flippancy. That's a funny word...

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