Most annoying characteristic in people?

United States
October 22, 2008 8:30pm CST
What do you think is the most annoying characteristic in people? Those things that just make you want to scream or simply leaves you thinking "how rude". With me I just can not stand dumb people. The ones you meet and you know that they are truly intelligent yet they choose not to actually use their minds and tend to ask the dumbest questions that basically answer their own questions i.e. "How long do you cook 5 minute rice?"
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@psspurgeon1 (1109)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I really dislike the "all about me" attitude. People who ask you how you have been and then as soon as you start to tell them they interrupt you to launch into a conversation about something interesting that has happened to them or about how great they are. Another is when people only see perfection in their children. Now Im not talking about "my kid is great, really kindhearted" but my kid has awesome clothes, awesome hair, will be or is so popular etc, blah blah blah. The kid could be standing there spitting paper balls at someones face and their parents would say see, aren't they just a joy! It is amazing some of the stupid and inconsiderate things people do and say. I do love being cut off to be told about some shopping trip that was so spectacular or something.
• United States
23 Oct 08
I've got friends that do that to me or they ask how I am and then stand there like they are not listening or paying attention because they can't wait for me to stop talking so they can start.
• United States
23 Oct 08
Unfortunately, the people I'm referring to do not wait for me to finish. They are truely uninterested in my life or anyone elses. They like to talk about themselves and expect praise and attention. I guess we will always have to deal with these people, I only hope I can teach my children the proper ways with all these outside interferences and discouraging behaviors!
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
I could fill a book with the things people do that annoy me, but I'll just stick with a few. I also am peeved by dumb people, and there are a lot of them! We had a girl working here (not for very long) that had the most ditzy, obnoxious personality. She had no sense of professionalism and while I don't think she was unintelligent per say she did come across as being exceptionally dumb. She would talk like a baby, dance around like a little kid and actually wrote down the 'word' fiveteen. And she was in a finance position. Driving is an entire volume in and of itself. And, while I don't know that it's really a characteristic, whistling drives me absolutely insane. I hate the sound, I hate that people walk around making that sound and we have one person here who is a chronic whistler. He starts when he walks into the main area, the public area, and actually gets louder if there are more people around. People will be trying to talk to customers and this dork will be standing two feet away whislting his head off. Oh, and my tentative #1 - people who say "I seen". That may be the worst.
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
There's this guy that I work with who used to sit in my office everyday at coffee time to get advice about his farked up love life. Now, I like giving advice and listening, but he would go on and on and ON about his woes and never ever take any of my advice - also a big peeve of mine! And anytime I tried to steer the conversation in a different direction he would just say 'oh ya, that's nice. It's like this... memememe'. Now that he's found someone and doesn't seem to have the same problems he's stopped coming over hear to chat, which is nice, but it just proves what a self involved little bugger he is.
• Malaysia
23 Oct 08
I know what you mean. My sister in law is exactly like that. She will ask dumb questions just to make me angry. And you know what? When I had the patient to answer her, then she would find a way to condemn my answer. What type of a person is that? Urghh! I can never stand her existence, never in this life! She thinks she is so great but when she opens her mouth she tends to ask stupid questions and when I tried to tolerate with her, she starts giving me the nerves! And one more thing that I hate from her is that she likes ordering me around, as if she's the boss. She is a lot younger than me, and she doesn't have any right to do so. One of these days, if there is a murder column in the newspaper, maybe you should check whether it is my sister in law. Lol!
• United States
23 Oct 08
As sad as it is I have a sister in law that tries the same thing with me. The only difference is I take that as an opportunity to turn it back around on her. That really gets her angry but she shuts up right away. She just tries to take advantage of the fact that I am a pretty laid back person and some people perceive that as weak which they find out real soon is not true. :-)
@tikei18 (359)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
I hate people who is very boastful. Specially when I was in my high school days. My classmate who is intelligent kept on saying that he's good. And when I will ask him for something he will say. "That's very easy." I would just left him and go to my other classmate, I'm so irritated. I wanna knock his head or bump his head to the wall so that his brain would be smashed! And also people who is negative, as if there is no tomorrow, no more hope.
• United States
23 Oct 08
I can imagine that would be extremely frustrating. I remember people like this way back when I was in high school. I did my best to make sure I didn't spend too much time around them.
• United States
23 Oct 08
Yeah I think the unintelligent intelligent people get me too... especially the kind that sit there, the facts are handed to them, and they take the other route instead because they dont want to believe the facts... even though Others think this about me... and some accuse me of doing it... I guess thats more of one, of where if someone disagrees with you you have a habit of thinking this of them (I dont mean YOU litterally, I mean people in general)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I won't lie I have been accused of this a time or two but honestly I think that is said out of bitterness lol. I try my best to pay special attention when someone is answering something I asked so I don't end up having to make them repeat it.
@smile44 (167)
• United States
23 Oct 08
People who are negative about everything. My job requires me to be extremely positive about things I don't want to be positive about lol, so when I see people being negative about the littlest things, it bothers me. Secondly, people who don't use turn signals. That might not really apply to the questions, lol, but I had to get it off my chest. I just don't understand those people who cut me off without using their signal, when there are no other cars in sight. Why not just drive a little ways ahead lol. Or the guy the other day who gave me the finger cuz I wouldn't let him merge in front of me. Well, he didn't have his turn signal on so obviously I had no idea he wanted to move in front of me. I really just wanted to move past him cuz he kept drifting into my lane! Haha, but I can usually laugh at these things soon after ;)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I hear you on the turn signal and have to add on that note that when people forget to turn them off, especially on the freeway and you are behind them for miles just watching this turn signal flashing for the heck of it...lol. that really gets me sometimes.
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
it is so annoying when someone asks how you are but he is not really interested to know, it is annoying also when someone will tell other people something untrue about me, or just plain lying. i also find it annoying if some people try to live my life for me, from simple things like what to wear, what to buy,
• United States
24 Nov 08
People who desire constant attention and people who are too friendly. Yes, people can be too friendly. I know this guy that tells every person that he comes in contact with that he knows them, it's kinda creepy.
27 Oct 08
People with limited intelligence or qualification who have by some fluke risen to have some power, then you are supposed to do what the mutton heads say without wanting to kill them!
• China
24 Oct 08
this topic call me to remenber a joke that someone says" oh my god ,i find that i can breathe with my mouth not only by my nose today,is it amazing?" the dumbest words burst my sides with laughter, somehow i treat it as a humour but not a idiot. So,i think we can be easy with the words,is it funny? I hate the selfish, self-righteous anoia and the people who likes making a fool of other just like he is the intelligentest in the world. he is just a buffoon.
@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
24 Oct 08
When people talk about other people. I really hate that.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
I hate people who pretend to know everything even though they are not entirely sure what they are talking about. I just don't like it because the information can be misleading!
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
I don't like people who acts as if they are so rich when they are just middle class people and some are not even so well off. I hate pretenders and cheaters.
• Malaysia
23 Oct 08
I really cannot stand people who boasts. I also cannot stand stupid people. And with both characteristic combined omg.. That is the worst.. the saddest thing about it, I've got 2 colleagues like that. Yes, I'm working with them. And the worst part of it? one of them is my supervisor. ARGH!!
@hildas (3031)
23 Oct 08
There is quite a few annoying characteristics in people I hate. The first one is people who go on, and on talking about themseves, 'not even caring to ask about you', and when you try to talk, they do not even listen. They just talk over the top of you. The second most annoying characteristic I hate, is people who think they are better than you in every way, always critizing everything you do. I think people like that are bullies. The next annoying characteristic is people who have no manners, no pleases or thank yous. I also get annoyed when people burp and pick there nails etc in front of me.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Dumb things like that tend to get to me too, but my pet peeve is people who always want something from you. They barge right into your life whenever they think that they need you for something. And they expect you to drop whatever you are doing, no matter what it is, and pander to their needs all the time.That kind of selfish self absorbed human being manages to push my buttons every time.
@kenchihi (121)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 08
I get annoyed by people who are ignorant. The kind where I believe they know something but choose to ignore it. This sort of characters gets on my nerve because this are the people who causes all the problem in the world. Sure they can ignore things today, but later they would still need to face it. Sometimes, the think it is merely a small issue, but as the problem grows, it gets out of control.
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
i can't stand with those people who are know it all. for they seem to be to bossy and would try to manipulate other in the process. they tend not to listen even if what you are telling them is right still they would follow what they have in mind for they think they know everything. i just don't like to be with this people for you can't speak your mind with them.