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Negative Personality Adjectives

List of 100 common personality adjectives that describe people negatively

Most people would consider the character traits described by the personality adjectives below to be "bad" or negative. This is generally true, but remember that there can be exceptions. For example, for a policeman "aggressive" might be a negative trait while for a boxer it might really belong to the positive personality adjectives.

aggressive
aloof
arrogant

belligerent
big-headed
bitchy
boastful
bone-idle
boring
bossy

callous
cantankerous
careless
changeable
clinging
compulsive
conservative
cowardly
cruel
cunning
cynical

deceitful
detached
dishonest
dogmatic
domineering

finicky
flirtatious
foolish
foolhardy
fussy

greedy
grumpy
gullible

harsh

impatient
impolite
impulsive
inconsiderate
inconsistent
indecisive
indiscreet
inflexible
interfering
intolerant
irresponsible

jealous

lazy

Machiavellian
materialistic
mean
miserly
moody

narrow-minded
nasty
naughty
nervous

obsessive
obstinate
overcritical
overemotional

parsimonious
patronizing
perverse
pessimistic
pompous
possessive
pusillanimous

quarrelsome
quick-tempered

resentful
rude
ruthless

sarcastic
secretive
selfish
self-centred
self-indulgent
silly
sneaky
stingy
stubborn
stupid
superficial

tactless
timid
touchy
thoughtless
truculent

unkind
unpredictable
unreliable
untidy
untrustworthy

vague
vain
vengeful
vulgar

weak-willed