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The 35 worst defects a person can have

The 35 worst defects a person can have

November 27, 2021

When we remember the people that go through our lives and that mark us, it is because they usually have a series of virtues that we like and that make us connect with them.

Sympathy, kindness or altruism are some of the best characteristics that a person can have.

The worst defects of people

However, not everyone has these positive qualities, but there are people whose presence is not pleasant at all.

What do we dislike about them? What are the defects that an individual can have? Here is a list of defects that people can have.

1. Authoritarianism

Authoritarianism is a series of characteristics of a person that include undemocratic and intolerant behaviors . When dealing with this type of people it does not matter if you have the reason or not, your opinion has no value because all they want is to be obeyed at all costs.


On the other hand, authoritarian people are characterized by believing that they know better than others what others need, just as a despotic ruler would. Being the only authority capable of deciding what is right and what is not, the possibility of dialogue is excluded and there is simply a transmission of orders directed towards others.

2. Greed and greed

Greed and greed are very negative traits for the person , because she is never happy with what she has and always wants more. A greedy only matter material things (mainly money) and they do not care how they are achieved. They always want more and more.

In addition, the fact that someone is varicose not only creates situations of injustice, but, if this mentality is extended, the possibility of collaborating and cooperating to reach a common goal disappears and only reigns individualism.

3. Envy

Envy is a characteristic of the person who is not healthy neither for the person who is a victim nor for the envious. Behind envy there is always low self-esteem, frustration and pain.


Envy, on the other hand, discourages people who can excel at something from doing so, because they fear the consequences this can have because of the social repercussions that these successes would have.

  • You can deepen this concept in our article: "Psychology of envy: 5 keys to understand it"

4. Aggressiveness

Aggression is a behavior that today is not very well seen , especially when we pretend to live in a civilized society. The aggressive sees the whole world as a threat and the minimum of change mounts in anger.

5. Cruelty

Harming someone intentionally is what is known as being cruel . These types of people do not have developed empathy and do not show remorse for their actions. Undoubtedly, a defect of the most prominent.

6. Revenge and rancor

Resentment and revenge are not the same but are related . While resentment is a type of moral damage, for which we are offended, revenge is the action that is associated with this grudge and for which we behave in a hostile manner and we want the other person to suffer the consequences of having hurt us .


  • Related article: "Resentful people: 10 traits and attitudes that characterize them"

7. Arrogance

Arrogance is a negative quality of a person because it is valued above others and may come to discredit other individuals and treat them as if they were inferior.

8. Selfishness

Selfishness is characterized because the person is not prone to share and only acts if he can get his own benefit . They are insatiable people and always want more. They do not stop until they get what they want and they feel very offended and resentful when they do not get what they want to get from others.

  • Related article: "7 tips to stop being a selfish person"

9. Ego

Selfishness is excessive admiration towards oneself or , and it is a trait associated with certain affective and emotional deficiencies. They hardly guarantee healthy interpersonal relationships.

If you want to know more about how an egomaniac person is, you can read our article: "Egolatría: 12 traits and attitudes of the egomaniac people"

10. Pride

Pride can be positive in some situations as a form of protection However, in most cases it is an obstacle to well-being and interpersonal relationships, as it hinders natural communication and the expression of feelings. It also makes the person not recognize their mistakes and can be defensive with others.

  • Related article: "5 tips to stop being so proud"

11. Perfectionism

Perfectionism can also be associated with something positive, because the person can do an impeccable job. But nevertheless, this personality trait makes the individual extremely unhappy , because he is never happy with what he does.

  • Related article: "Perfectionist personality: the disadvantages of perfectionism"

12. Irritability

Irritability is characterized because the person is prone to feel anger and an aggressive reaction before a stimulus that considers that it bothers you. Easily irritable people are always upset.

13. Intolerance

The little tolerance towards others and towards differences make this characteristic one of the greatest defects of the human being. These individuals are intransigent and full of prejudices .

14. Fanaticism

Fanaticism is an excessive and irrational behavior towards an idea or object . It limits much the capacity of the person to think for himself and loses the freedom. For the fanatic, his ideas are unquestionable.

15. Laziness

Laziness is one of the capital sins of the human being, and is characterized because the person shows an attitude of lack of desire and doing things. Often called laziness .

16. Lack of own criteria

Some people base their opinions and tastes on fashion or on what they think others will value positively.

17. Racism

Racism is one of the greatest prejudices of the human being . It is negative because the person does not think rationally and also encourages hatred. It is one of the causes of many aggressions or wars.

18. Sexism

Sexism is a prejudice because of sex . Machismo is one of the most well-known and frequent forms of sexism, but there are different types of sexism.

  • You can learn more in our article: "Types of sexism: the different forms of discrimination"

19. Lie

The lie is another of the defects of the human being , which is not always directed towards other people, but individuals can self-deceive. Self-deception can be very harmful and is a way to avoid seeing reality.

  • Related article: "Cognitive dissonance: the theory that explains self-deception"

20. Neuroticism

Neuroticism is emotional instability, which causes many problems for the person. Emotional balance is necessary not only for the personal development of oneself, but also for relating to others.

21. Pessimism

The way of thinking we have affects to a greater or lesser extent how we behave . To think always in negative has harmful consequences for the person, for that reason it is always better to be positive and optimistic.

22. Apathy

When a person shows apathy it means that he does not show interest or motivation . This is negative for the person because it does not allow him to be in movement, but he is paralyzed and prevents him from moving forward.

23. Denial

Denying reality is also disabling and is a sign of mental weakness . People who do not face problems often suffer the consequences of their actions after a while.

24. Intransigence

Intransigence makes the person not accept the ideas, thoughts and behavior of other people , and is the inability to give in front of others, despite not being right.

25. Bad mood

Nobody wants to surround themselves with people who are always in a bad mood , because in the end they embitter other people's lives. The sense of humor is one of the most attractive features that an individual can have.

26. Superficiality

Superficial people are those who base their lives on the appearance and in assessing superficial aspects of the other person (for example, their money or their social status). They are people who do not usually look inward or are emotionally intelligent, so they become emotionally vulnerable and unhappy individuals.

27. Consumerism

The consumerist individual is a victim of consumer society . They are characterized by excessive concern for the purchase of material objects. Likewise, these individuals also tend to be superficial and selfish.

28. Corruption

Corruption is very up to date in the political environment, because they abuse their position to obtain economic benefit thanks to the bribes and to put the hand in the public money. However, anyone can be corrupt, it is not only exclusive of an individuals who hold political office.

29. Latticework

The lattice is closely related to low self-esteem, and causes many problems in interpersonal relationships. Although it is generally associated with relationships, they can also be found in other types of relationships.

  • You can check it in our article: "The types of jealousy and their different characteristics"

30. Emotional dependence

Emotional dependence is another of those phenomena that are a consequence of low self-esteem and lack of social skills. The emotionally independent person are not happy and are unable to get out of toxic relationships.

31. Emotional codependence

Emotional codependence is not the same as emotional dependence. Unlike the latter term, emotional codependence does not mean that the person depends emotionally on the person, but refers to addiction to dependence on their partner and, therefore, the need to help and care for their welfare .

32The destructive criticism

Constructive criticism can be beneficial if the person receiving the criticism learns what it is. But nevertheless, there are individuals who criticize in a destructive way, only to hurt .

33. Homophobia

Homophobia is a prejudice that manifests as hatred or antipathy towards homosexual people . For them, sexuality goes against nature.

34. Manipulation

The manipulation is very harmful and creates much suffering to the person who is a victim. In this way, the manipulator influences the way of thinking and the free will of his victim. In the couple, emotional blackmail is frequent, a form of manipulation.

35. Being Machiavellian

Machiavellian people do whatever it takes to get what they want . The phrase "the purpose justifies the means" perfectly exemplifies what a Machiavellian individual is.

  • If you want to know what characterizes this type of people, you can read our article: "Machiavellian people: 8 traits that characterize them"

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