What personality/character traits do you despise in people?

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What are some personality/character traits in people that make you want to ring their necks, reach into their guts and wrap it around their body?


For me,
Someone who is egotistical. I just can't stand it, you think you're the best just because you're, you?
Close-minded people. Someone who will totally blow off your opinion and lecture you because their opinion in their mind is, "right."
Overly ignorant people. I admit, I don't know very much about politics, it's not a very interesting topic for me. But when someone is de-sensitized and ignorant enough to say that third world children should just work cheap labour so the rest of us here can enjoy our "Gucci" bags, it drives me up the wall.
 

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People who don't care others' profit and do something violate others in public place
 
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For me,
Someone who is egotistical. I just can't stand it, you think you're the best just because you're, you?
Some people are better than other people. It's a sad fact that parents don't tell their kids anymore. Egotism can be hard earned and can be an excellent work-place trait for leaders.

Overly ignorant people. I admit, I don't know very much about politics, it's not a very interesting topic for me. But when someone is de-sensitized and ignorant enough to say that third world children should just work cheap labour so the rest of us here can enjoy our "Gucci" bags, it drives me up the wall.
Wow, this is the ULTIMATE irony! Do you know how ignorant you just sounded? You realize that those children rely on those jobs so they don't f*cking STARVE TO DEATH, right? You know what happens in third-world countries where child labor is outlawed? Child prostitution. (http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=3621)

It's not about the Gucci bags, it's about economic development. Those crappy jobs pay more than most local alternatives. They bring money into a country and allow those children's parents to work in the fields so that the children don't have to.

Remember when the UK and the US has sweat shops and relied on child labor?
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The US and the UK went through a period of economic growth where by those very children helped the nation acquire new goods and build new infrastructure. As the nation built capital we were able to better protect our children (as it should be). But how dare you look down your nose at children who try to feed themselves and the companies that try to feed them.

Is it good? Of course not! But strictly speaking it's one million times better than the alternative. Try reading a book before you make your judgement:

(https://www.amazon.com/dp/0313322775/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20)

I hate hypocrites.
 
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What I find amusing about myself is that I can "hate" someone on sight occasionally.

There will be something about them that will annoy me when I see them and for some reason everything they do will annoy me unless they somehow "redeem" themselves.

I don't treat them any differently, and I don't actually hate them. I just am annoyed by the sight of them so I guess it is still bad.

I know this is prejudicial by definition and would get me fired from NPR is I said it in public, but for the seemingly anonymous internet I feel I can reveal a little.

At the moment: Two people who I have never met that I hate.

1. Matt Damon. (Because of the Bourne movies.)

2. This guy on my college campus who seems to have gone out of his way to fill a cowboy stereotype. He wears a full on rodeo outfit (wrangler sponsored clothing with wrangler written in large letters up and down the sleeves.) to school everyday. Cowboy hat, trophy belt buckle (6" tall). And the tall pointy-toed cowboy boots outside his jeans. And to top it all off he has a foot long feather sticking out of his hat. I don't live in Texas...

You can flame me for this, but I really don't care.
 
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2. This guy on my college campus who seems to have gone out of his way to fill a cowboy stereotype. He wears a full on rodeo outfit (wrangler sponsored clothing with wrangler written in large letters up and down the sleeves.) to school everyday. Cowboy hat, trophy belt buckle (6" tall). And the tall pointy-toed cowboy boots outside his jeans. And to top it all off he has a foot long feather sticking out of his hat. I don't live in Texas...
I find it funny that some types of over-the-top displays of supposed heterosexuality can look suspiciously like over-the-top displays of homosexuality.

There... there's my awful stereotype for the day.
 
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I find it funny that some types of over-the-top displays of supposed heterosexuality can look suspiciously like over-the-top displays of homosexuality.

There... there's my awful stereotype for the day.

The irony of that statement is none of the gay guys I know would be caught dead looking like that.
 
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Rude and thoughtless.
 
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Sorry, I guess it has gone a little over the top. Especially for PF.
 
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The irony of that statement is none of the gay guys I know would be caught dead looking like that.
Hah ha. I only know two gay guys (and a few gay women) and none of them dress according to the stereotype I was relying on in my previous post.
 
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Sorry, I guess it has gone a little over the top. Especially for PF.
I think Evo was answering the OP. Not commenting on any of the recent posts.
 
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Oh, I see. I was actually worried if Evo would get mad or not. It's not good to go around ticking of Mentors.
 
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Complacency:

  • Still believing urban legends and myths that have been debunked
    [*]Saying "tomayto / tomahto" after being told that they've used a word / concept incorrectly
  • Making assumptions about someone / something instead of asking / looking it up
  • Complaining about things in their lives that are completely within their means to change
  • Immediately blaming others when things go wrong instead of objectively looking at what happened to see if they've done anything wrong or if they can do anything to help

The bolded bullet is one of my biggest pet-peeves. Pronouncing a word incorrectly by placing emphasis on the wrong syllable or making the wrong vowel sound is one example. It's not "tomayto / tomahto"! Don't be lazy; look it up in the dictionary and learn to say it correctly! :grumpy:
 
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Oh, I see. I was actually worried if Evo would get mad or not. It's not good to go around ticking of Mentors.
I was answering the OP, I hadn't read your post.
 
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[*]Making assumptions about someone / something instead of asking / looking it up
[*]Complaining about things in their lives that are completely within their means to change
[*]Immediately blaming others when things go wrong instead of objectively looking at what happened to see if they've done anything wrong or if they can do anything to help
Ironically, most of humans do that , and most of the time they don't even realize. According to some social psychologists, no one is immune to such biases.
 
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Gossip and the pathological need to diatribe. Never admitting a mistake.
 
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Liars! I hate liars! and people who swear excessively... learn some manners!
 
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All of them in me, myself. Totally flip if I see them in someone else. I told them to get vacinated, I'm contagous. :grumpy:
 
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Cheating, Treachery, Hypocrisy, Cruelty, Stupidity.

The big 5.
 
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People who are two faced.

I can overlook most things, but when I observe that it does get to me a bit.
 
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It's usually called "G5" or the "Group of 5." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Group_of_Five
You know me far too well for my own good. This... MICE... 'Snow Crash'?! My tinfoil hat must not be screwed on tightly enough... or maybe it's too tight. Yeah, I don't mean the G5, although it's not entirely off-base... :tongue:


The pain of the makeshift screws makes me forget!

:wink:

Seriously though, MICE is the root of a class of behaviour... I think this represents another class of behaviors still rooted in MICE, and when it comes back to MICE who DOESN'T get pissed?
 
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Some people are better than other people. It's a sad fact that parents don't tell their kids anymore. Egotism can be hard earned and can be an excellent work-place trait for leaders.

In my opinion, you don't have to be egotistical to be a good leader. A good leader, is someone who will, say, guide their team in the right direction. I don't think he's the one shouting orders and getting mindless sheep to follow him. After all, more minds are better then one. In fact, I feel a good leader will look at someone's input and actually consider it before walking away thinking they are so much better then their employee. You are right, though, you do have to have some sort of ego, and probably one above average to be able to lead. I'm bias because I'm a believer of modesty.

The US and the UK went through a period of economic growth where by those very children helped the nation acquire new goods and build new infrastructure. As the nation built capital we were able to better protect our children (as it should be). But how dare you look down your nose at children who try to feed themselves and the companies that try to feed them.

Is it good? Of course not! But strictly speaking it's one million times better than the alternative. Try reading a book before you make your judgement:

Well, to address this, both of these are horrible. And yes, child labour is a better alternative to child prostitution, and yes, they are working for their living(granted in a good deal of places it could almost be slavery) but history has told me that when people stand together, it makes it a less brutal place for everyone. The recent Tasanian revolution + Egyptian revolution are just some recent examples. To me, if you just assume there is a worst alternative and just let it be, nothing will happen. Her Gucci bag statement is ignorant because she doesn't care about something outside her little bubble of security, she doesn't care about these children at all. When in talking about child labour, I feel, one should generally attempt and offer solutions to ease the problem(because they feel sympathetic), not just blow it off assuming everything is okay, just because they like their pretty bags. I see where you are coming from, though. I think you think that I'm belittle-ing what the children do and automatically assume its wrong, and that there have been worse options for them, but I don't know, they both seem horrible. I am ignorant for ignoring the economy that these children "thrive" on, but I still believe in giving children equal rights. Even if they are labourers, they deserve the same pay, treatment as adults. Her statement entails that she doesn't give a flying hoot about them.


I do read sometimes, just not enough to have views from every single angle of a topic.
 
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Not being able to say "I'm sorry" and then alter future behavior.
 

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