What annoys you most about a person?

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Vault101:
overly cynical pessamistic and miserable bastards who like to spread their misery around under the guise that they are "smart/real/edgy"...

Im glad you continuously bash me in every thread :P

The person that annoys me the most is obviuosly myself. he is such an asshole.

No, wait, i found a new one, him:

launchpadmcqwak:
Liberals....yeah that's right, Liberals.

Histrionics. Anyone acting out for attention tends to piss me off... which is a bad thing, seeing as how some of those people are really messed up and in need of help.
Still, though I've developed a reasoned sympathy for certain people with that problem, I still have a complete lack of empathy for it. I've never felt such a need. Quite the opposite, most of the time.

People who are intolerant of other people's interests and hobbies, especially if they try to "convert" you to into liking them. This applies to people who act like their religious or political views make them superior to anyone-else.

Boorish loudmouthed unempathetic people.

If you think your right to have fun is more important than another person's right not to be miserable, you'll get on my nerves. One of the guys in my circle of friends is like this, and it grates every time. For an arts student coming up on his second year of philosophy, he doesn't have a sound grasp of logic either, so arguing with him is intensely aggravating.

Me: "I'd rather you didn't splash me with the icy cold water."
Him: "Why would you be in the water if you didn't want to be covered in it." I could understand this as a joke, it'd be hilarious, but he meant this seriously. The only way to get through to him that I seriously did not want to be splashed was to threaten to punch him in the face. That's completely ridiculous. You shouldn't have to threaten people to convince you that you're serious.
Me: (Our other friend has complained about a song choice, as he dislikes it intensely) "We should switch songs."
Him: "Well, most of us seem to like it." Really, I have to explain to someone in philosophy that might doesn't make right? It's not as if there's a shortage of songs we all like. It's just ridiculously annoying how he can constantly be inconsiderate, for no real point.

He also tried to convince me I should be bisexual, because apparently he finds it good, and weird that someone else isn't interested. Explaining that I'm not attracted to guys didn't seem to do it. He kept trying to get me to eat meat, and just generally goes about in the right way to rub me the wrong way.

His habit of constantly creeping on all women doesn't help. He ends up always on their tail, and after a while, it just gets pathetic and creepy. Actually, that makes it to the top of my list: Losers who get themselves whipped by the mere existance of girls in their social group. Guys, following them, fawning over them, and the like, is really sad. Stop that.

It's not that bad for the most part, but if I'm stuck with him for more than a day, I'll be gritting my teeth by the end of it.

People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

I got another-one

people who don;t know how conversations work...

usually they are the ones that everyone finds annoying, basically whenever they open their mouths something awkward comes out and everyone is just wating for them to stop talking, specifically I mean they think conversations are where people top each others storys, everything you say they will try counter with their own stupid anecdote..

I know alot of the time people dont listen to each other and just wait for theit turn to speak..but in this case its somone who has taken it a new annoying level....and in the few cases Ive seen I don't think its out of arrogance..they just figure thats how conversations work

BanicRhys:
People who think they're better than you because they've learned a martial art.

It's not really a problem for me any more, but back in the days of the old school yard, oh boy was it annoying.

Pfft. We had one of those at school. Did 4 or 5 of the damn things and y'know what, when push came to shove he hit the dirt after a good headbutt to the nose.

No martial art matches up to fighting like a Glaswegian drunk I tell ya!

OT: I detest two-faced people, people use others, people who abuse trust, I hate those that are ignorant to the problems in this world just because it doesn't affect them directly.

Do I spend all my time weeping over the poor african children? No, I don't. But that doesn't mean you can justify all the waste that comes out of our society.

Colour-Scientist:
People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

I see what you did there and I liked it a lot.

People who bring up personal issues in a public environment.

Two of my classmates, as a prime example, recently broke up with each other. Since then, they have done absolutely nothing but completely slander each other in front of everyone else who probably couldn't give a bother if they tried. School is not the place to air your dirty laundry.

Another is hypocrisy. Two other classmates paint themselves as being extremely good Christian people who could do no wrong. Then, they turn around and have discussions with each other about partying, drinking alcohol, taking drugs, cheating on their girlfriends, and lying to their parents. I'm no scientist, but I think that those things don't go together. And then they have the gall to call me a bad person simply for saying that I don't believe that the Bible is absolute truth.

story toppers (people who frequently go oh you did this? I did that but I ALSO did "xyz" on top of that) and linked to that story exaggerators. Although I am slightly titillated when an exaggerator is caught out in their lie/exaggeration, and they try to justify it

Vault101:
I got another-one

people who don;t know how conversations work...

usually they are the ones that everyone finds annoying, basically whenever they open their mouths something awkward comes out and everyone is just wating for them to stop talking, specifically I mean they think conversations are where people top each others storys, everything you say they will try counter with their own stupid anecdote..

I know alot of the time people dont listen to each other and just wait for theit turn to speak..but in this case its somone who has taken it a new annoying level....and in the few cases Ive seen I don't think its out of arrogance..they just figure thats how conversations work

I know exactly what you are talking about & sadly I live with one of those people. They make my brain hurt everyday.

people who are just flat out rude for no reason what so ever. seems obvious but i can't get over people like that. since i work with people and customer service, i see this kind of behavior all the time. im only trying to help someone and they have to give a huge attitude as if i f***ing murdered their dog or something. seriously... wtf is wrong with people?

Lynx:
So, who's that one guy or girl at the party/in the classroom/wherever, that no matter what they do just seem to annoy you?

Personally, I can't stand cocky people. Particularly people who are loud and cocky. Confidence is great, but the "Hey, look at me, look at me, look at ME" attitude just sets me off. Not sure why yet. The reason I'm starting this thread is because I've just come across such a person who seems to think the entire world revolves around him. And now I am irked.

Tell me, escapists. Is it the know-it-all, the sex freak, the guy who just can't take a joke? What sort of personality just always seems to grind your gears? Do you know why?

There's that guy. Everyone knows at least one of them, sadly I have had the great misfortune to interact closely and repeatedly with 3 of them. No matter what story you tell, he has a better one. No matter what you do, he can do it better. No matter what subject you're talking about, he's an expert. That's the kind of person that annoys me most.

Awww! just one! But I hate soooo much! :P

Many malevolent personal characteristics can make me intensely dislike a person, but I think they all just come back to a high level of selfishness.

Whenever someone's being insulting/ condescending/ steals/ betrays trust etc it all boils down to doing what suited their own personal desire at that moment in time without giving any consideration to anyone else.

As a side note, I always thought this quote from Phillip Seymour Hoffman MI3 (yeah, I know, hardly a great film) was bang on:

"You can tell a lot about a person's character by how they treat people they don't have to treat well"

Now I might be crazy here, but perfect people. Let's say there's this girl, she's got the looks of an angel and you expect her to act like she's much better than you. Then it turns out she's really nice and supportive. She makes you feel better and gets along with everyone. This perfect person, guy or girl make you feel inadequate by being better than you while still acting like you're a better person. You envy this person and feel bad for not being like this person. This person makes you feel bad by showing you just how much of an asshole you are.

Yopaz:
Now I might be crazy here, but perfect people. Let's say there's this girl, she's got the looks of an angel and you expect her to act like she's much better than you. Then it turns out she's really nice and supportive. She makes you feel better and gets along with everyone. This perfect person, guy or girl make you feel inadequate by being better than you while still acting like you're a better person. You envy this person and feel bad for not being like this person. This person makes you feel bad by showing you just how much of an asshole you are.

Ooo yes, I so know what you mean. You just wish they had a flaw, something to validate yourself against someone so seemingly perfect and yet you feel bad for wishing this which just brings on a vicious cycle of self loathing.

fapper plain:
passive-aggressive people.

Christ you must be annoyed a lot of the time around these parts.

Arrogant people. If you're arrogant, there's a 1% chance that you actually are anything approaching Mr Perfect, and a 99% chance that you're actually just too short sighted to notice your own flaws.

I've got one at work... she knows it all, or at leat has an opinion on everything and has to tell everyone what it is. If the silence is not filled with her speaking, no matter the situation, she's probably dead or not there. She always has the right answers, and if ti's wrong, carefully twists her words until she was saying the right thing all along. She is LOUD. You can hear her clear across the building.

And she knows more than you about anything - case in point I was discussing the neighbourhood I grew up in with a student who currently lives there. We were talking about differences in the housing on one side of a road versus the other and neighbourhood-specific things. This girl, honestly, starts talking over us about the specific room layouts and styles of the houses in the areas, describing how they looked and what the area is like... to us, people who live(d) there. She'd never lived in that end of the city herself. The student was just staring at her and all I could do was shake my head as she continued to tell us, for ten minutes, about what the area was like. My parents still live there, I'm there weekly and I lived in the area for 25 years...

Anyway, I guess my answer is "Know-it-alls", because all you want to do is make them shut up, however possible. Especially when you work with them, and THEY CONSTANTLY CLEAR THEIR THROAT. EVERY 30 GODDAMN SECONDS. SHUT UP WOMAN, I WILL SHOVE HALLS DOWN YOUR THROAT ALONG WITH MY FIST.

... Ahem. (Pun intended.)

Persistence, thinking they're funny when they're not, persistence, the inability to take social ques when im getting annoyed at their loudness, PERSISTENCE

People who are judgemental to others like their interest, personality, etc and also making fun of them aswell (bullying in a way).

People who think you're weird for not enjoying what they enjoy. I'm in college, so most of the gals in my dorm spend every weekend going out to frats, getting drunk, etc. This does not appeal to me in the slightest. However, some people don't seem to understand that a) I don't really like people, b) I don't drink, or c) I enjoy staying in my room with gaming/internet to socializing. Especially now that it's freezing. They can giggle as they peek in my room and see me in headphones, I'm the one who's not freezing my barely covered ass of on the 30 min walk to the nearest frat and ending the night hunched over a toilet. At least my roommate is nice though, the others I can usually ignore. /endrant

Vault101:

overly cynical pessamistic and miserable bastards who like to spread their misery around under the guise that they are "smart/real/edgy"...

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This.

I cannot stand misanthropes. Im sorry. It isnt personal. Its just that if you are cynical or misanthropic to the EXTREME (some people seem to equate pragmatism to cynicism which is false) me and you on a fundamental level will not get on. I cannot stand being around them or hearing them talk and whine. It sets me on edge and i have to totally ignore them to not become annoyed.

The second is arrogance and elitism. I LOATHE people taking smug superiority in something as fucking unimportant as what MUSIC or GAMES you like. I mean fucking what? What a totally unimportant thing to pick. Why not something like depth of character or ability to be nice. But games? Media? Music? Enjoying clubbing? What an insipid and obviously inaccurate way to determine another persons worth.

King Billi:
Arrogance and condescension.

I believe the best way you can judge a persons character is in how they treat those around them, as a result I really don't care how intelligent or clever you may think you are, don't ever dare presume or act like you are better than anybody else for any reason.

This was put nicely.

Also creationists. I just cant take anyone who is a creationist seriously. Its mean. And maybe makes me a bad person. But i accept my flaws. I will unintentionally hold creationists in a lower regard. As well as other types of anti science.

Colour-Scientist:
People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

I like this.

I like this a lot.

Okay, so this just happened to me and I know this isn't massively on topic but you know what I hate? People who are fucking vague.

Aside from ignorant people, it would be those who are intolerant of other people's beliefs.

This includes suffocating religious fanatics, the edgy atheist ass holes, super conservative rightwing nut jobs, bleeding heart liberals, racist twats, gay-bashing shites, and every other form it can take.

People just need to calm the fuck down.

Vault101:

...specifically I mean they think conversations are where people top each others storys, everything you say they will try counter with their own stupid anecdote..

....and in the few cases Ive seen I don't think its out of arrogance..they just figure thats how conversations work

I used to do that (wait! am I doing it now?) but it wasn't so much thinking that's how conversations work, more so trying to create a common ground with people, "Oh you did X, I did X too, when I did X blah blah blah"

People who interrupt me while I'm reading. If it's a friend of mine, or if they have something important to say, then by all means, they can interrupt me. However, if they are, at best, an acquaintance, then I would rather that they just left me alone.

I really don't know how to describe that. I suppose in a broader sense, it would be people who think that their small-talk is important enough to just make someone stop what they're doing.

Same thing that annoys everyone the most: seeing my faults in someone else, whether past or present.

Queen Michael:
Self-righteous people. People who can defeat me in arguments come a close second, but the worst people I know are jerks who come up with excuses and suchlike. Like my brother, who unlike me is a Christian. (No offense to other Christians.) When it comes to for instance gay love he's against it, claiming that after all the Bible is pretty clear on the matter. Thing is, this brother of mine never ever donates to charity if he can help it. Now, let's ask ourselves: What did Jesus say about how to treat the poor? He was pretty clear on that point, right? Yeppers, he sure was... And still in that case, this brother of mine never ever tries to share anything with anyone. (Okay, so he did get me a couple of packets of cookies once, which was nice of him, but that's it.)

Have you ever asked him why he wears clothes of mixed fabrics or eats pork and/or shellfish? They're in the bible too.
I have never heard an anti-gay person answer that.

OT:
People who buy into trends in clothing, people with anything from the Apple store (especially IPads and laptops), people that wear fake glasses, people that talk slightly too loud in public, people who never shut up...Yeah the list doesn't really stop.

The ideology that, because you play CoD or whatever and can insert a swear between every other word in every sentence that comes out of your mouth, you are the greatest person alive and deserve to be treated as such and can berate anyone you even tries to tell you otherwise.

anthony87:

fapper plain:
passive-aggressive people.

Christ you must be annoyed a lot of the time around these parts.

It's the number one reason why I'm going to make a point of rarely, if ever, going on the Escapist anymore.

Seriously, most of the folks around these parts remind me of my conservative Christian home-school debate club days, and that is not a good thing.

The people I can't stand are coworkers who do nothing but brown nose bosses and get away with slacking off. I've got a job now where I do most of the work in our department but this guy I work with never pulls his own weight and is always talking with other people et cetera et cetera. Our bosses know he's a lazy good for nothing but they basically don't care!

This is the second job I've had and I've had to work with slackers like that in both of them!

If there is something you don't dislike about a person, there's a good chance they are being fake or sucking up to you. Although its annoying and often frustrating dealing with something in my perspective as arrogant or over confident, or even cruel one has to realize that in most cases the other person probably isn't even aware of their own faults in their attitude. Its nice to enjoy the little things that irritate us about people because it makes it that much better when they act in a more endearing fashion.

I would say i view myself as quite a brown noser so i'd say its easy to identify when another is trying to do the same, but I guess we can't please everyone so what ever feels natural just stick to it. No matter what you do, however good your intentions are or polite you think you may be, someone will dislike you. After reading this thread, I don't think a single person here would like me =(.

hazabaza1:
Okay, so this just happened to me and I know this isn't massively on topic but you know what I hate? People who are fucking vague.

You know, vagueness like that is often just an escape exit for people who can't give a proper explanation for what they're doing. Truth is always a tad brutal, and some people just don't have the stones to tell it like it is.

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