12 Most Annoying Characteristics of a Horrible Boss

Bosses can either be nice or nasty, a joy or horrible. They can make you hate your job, or love it.

In this infographic (courtesy of below we look at the 12 most annoying characteristics of a horrible boss – are there any you recognize?

Let us know any others in the comments below!


  • The worst leaders take all the credit but pass the blame for mistakes.
  • These bad bosses are led by fear and think that it is an effective way of managing it.
  • They are resistant to change and fail to understand that change is sometimes good.
  • Horrible bosses need to take control over everything and having a problem with giving that up.
  • Good leaders need to be able to make decisions quickly – indecisiveness shows a weakness.

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