25 Professions That Attract Nasty Personalities

Published 3 months ago

At times, we may find ourselves forming an automatic dislike for individuals in certain jobs due to a few negative encounters. Yet, some professions appear to attract individuals with less-than-pleasant personalities. When someone inquired about careers that tend to have people with challenging personalities, internet users shared their stories. From dealing with difficult bosses to encountering those solely interested in personal gain, take a moment to read through the opinions shared below.

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#1 Politics. It’s like a magnet for power-hungry egos and backstabbin’ schemers. Can’t trust half of ’em as far as you can throw ’em.

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#2 I used to work in events and we hired our spaces to people from many industries. By far the worst clients were from fashion. Wanted everything immediately with massive discounts and they were extremely demanding. A very “don’t you know who I am” kind of attitude. I understand that to get into that industry you essentially have to work for free for several years so only trust fund kids make it.

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#3 I used to work for a social service agency and I was shocked by how nasty my co-workers were. The work culture was plain mean.

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#4 Recruiters.

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#5 Landlords, if we’re including fake occupations.

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#6 Influencer.

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#7 100% Life Coach. I’ve literally never met one that wasn’t a completely manipulative piece of s**t. The entire profession is a f*****g pyramid scheme.

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#8 Today I learned… it’s every profession lol.

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#9 TSA agents are usually the worst mix of surly and dumb.

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#10 I’ve noticed that academia tends to draw in people who are, how should I say….. heavy? Some great personalities too but also people who could, how should I say this…..not hold a job anywhere else, probably? Who don’t have that many friends in real life, maybe?

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I loved my studies but having worked as a research assistant and knowing people who work in administrative jobs at universities, I decided I never wanna get into that field. Just too much snobbery, elitism, hierarchies etc.

#11 Corporate execs have the highest rate of psychopathy.

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#12 HR/People teams.

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If you are an absolute twat but you dont hide it and everyone knows youre a twat thats fine.

The worst is when absolute twats pretend to care about others and be friendly just to screw you over when theres an occasion. They will lie they are concerned to your face just to finish the meeting and go and gossip about the „confidential” stuff. You told them you are sick? Asked for a raise? Reported a misconduct? Their 30 workplace buddies already know it. Never met HR/People person which is not fake.

#13 As a marketer, marketing. I’m an introverted person and the amount of loud people who think they know it all in this profession is *crazy.*.

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#14 Attorney, used car salesperson, politician .

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#15 Real estate agent.

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#16 Insurance.

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The highest profit is achieved by:

– Agents who convince people to take the highest possible premium, often selling them things they don’t need

– Adjusters who deny as many claims as possible, with many examples of companies that initially deny all claims

– Systems that prevent customers from doing anything about the above

There’s no way to run this business ethically, and it shows.

#17 My experience in emergency med, is that cops are highly unstable. Seems sad and preventable if training were better instead of churning out numbers for patrol or coverage.

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#18 I think all fields have bad people in them because bad people exist everywhere, but professions that seem glamorous tend to attract some of the worst. Fashion, music, film & tv all have an endless supply of people desperate to break in, so there’s a big potential for abuse to take place.

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#19 Any occupation that gives you a lot of power over people. Good people tend to mind their own business and they don’t crave power to control people thus we are doomed to be governed by bad people.

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#20 Administrators in public schools. Ask some teachers you know.

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#21 Hospital administrators. Their entire job is to prioritize profits over human lives.

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#22 People in positions of minimal power. I.e. Jobs that require little education, aren’t paid well but give just enough power over people to potentially ruin their day. Airport security, parking attendant, mall security, ticket inspectors, all professions filled with frustrated souls who take out their frustrations on others.

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#23 Truck drivers. I work with a lot of them, and I have heard some of the most vile things from truck driver mouths. Things like castrating every prisoner, practicing eugenics, crushing people on the highway who get in their way, and general right wing talking points turned up to 11. All things said to me by truck drivers I’ve just met. Most also don’t clean up after themselves too.

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#24 I worked in union construction during the pandemic and a bit after. I have never seen a more miserable group of people making six figures in my life. How the hell are you making $110k a year, amazing benefits, and you are still missing front teeth?!.

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#25 Sales…

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Every person I know who is in “sales” is full of s**t. Basically, their job is to lie, avoid the truth, and I don’t think they become like this due to the job.

Born liars gravitate towards sales positions.

Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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