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The Top Five Most Annoying Characteristics

Published by AndAnotherThing in Life
June 24th, 2008

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:

  1. Bragging

  2. 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.

  3. Arrogance

  4. 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.

  5. Smarminess

  6. 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.

  7. Stinginess

  8. 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”.

  9. Rudeness

  10. 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.

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  1. Jessie Quakes
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Good article but you missed dirtiness as in uncleanliness.

  2. SumGuy
    Posted August 26, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    You forgot useless list-makers. If I run across another “Top” list of anything ever, my eyes will bleed.

  3. Gilbert Grapple
    Posted September 1, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    People who text me after 11 pm – that’s another annoying characteristic. Also a note to SumGuy who made the trite comment above – or is it his kind of humor – trite comment making is another annoying characteristic nut surely you know it… there’s another annoying characteristic – people who are knowingly annoying … and I suppose some list makers are too… but not AndAnotherThing – everything I’ve read by this team makes me laugh X

  4. Sid Censor
    Posted September 5, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Get lost SumGuy – where do you get off?

  5. Wilma Proops
    Posted September 13, 2008 at 10:09 am

    Please Sid and all my fans – do not be rude to SomeGuy, Wilma X

  6. SumGuy
    Posted September 15, 2008 at 10:10 am

    I can look after myself thanks – and I still think your list is ridiculous – who would want to read about most annoying characteristics anyway?

  7. Wilma Proops
    Posted September 21, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Dear SomeGuy,

    You’ll be glad to know that I have submitted another learned article entitled Another Top Five Most Annoying Characteristics. The second list of five is more relevant to you. I advise you read it.

    Wilma Proops

  8. SumGuy
    Posted October 4, 2008 at 6:47 am

    Although I tried not to I ended up reading Another Top Five Mist Annoying Characteristics too and then re-reading The Top Five. I cannot understand the hold W P has on me.

  9. Wilma Proops
    Posted October 26, 2008 at 12:04 am

    This is typical of the effect I have on men! Google my Comedy Problem Page for advice on your problem.

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