The Top Five Most Annoying Characteristics
This unscientific survey was conducted with 20 women who had just gotten back from the pub.
There are obviously more than five Most Annoying Characteristics. This short list was suggested by an unscientific survey conducted with twenty women, all of whom had just got back from the pub. Wilma Proops – the famous Agony Aunt to the Stars – advises that, if you identify yourself with any of the five categories, you should immediately take steps to mend your ways.
Wilma’s survey found that the Top 5 Most Annoying Characteristics are:
Bragging was agreed by all to be a very annoying characteristic. Some believed that bragging seemed to be the only reason these people ever achieved anything – so they could brag about it afterwards. Bragging about one’s children was also frowned upon, not only was it unpleasant to experience but it was thought to have a negative effect on the children who were bragged about.
Nobody liked arrogance. Particularly dislike was the arrogance of those who had achieved high status via an accident of birth. Untalented children of celebrities were especially disliked, particularly the type that believed they would have achieved their success without their parents’ assistance.
Creepy, brown-nosers, their false compliments, displays of adoration and non-stop ingratiating behaviour was widely disliked. Smarmy types are “always annoying” according to the twenty females interviewed during this survey. If their was one trait of smarmy behaviour that respondents found most annoying it was the way that smarmy types always laughed at the jokes of the person they were smarming. Recalling a smarmy person’s false laugh sent one respondent into a rage.
Mean people who don’t share are very annoying. All present knew someone like this. These are the type, after you’ve agreed to split the bill, will have the top-priced item for starter, main and pudding and finish with a cheese plate and an Irish coffee. Stingy people were said to be always “poor mouthing” and “free-loading”.
There’s never any need unless it’s to combat original rudeness. Rude people are a class apart in the annoying stakes. Thinking they have the right to comment on anything and anybody, to sneer and insult ensures that these people are given short shrift. Often these people thought they were funny but in actual fact those around them found them very embarrassing.