10 Reasons I Don’t Like People Who Complain

Maybe it’s my personality, maybe it was the way I was raised, BUT I do NOT like constant complainers.  I’m okay with someone occasionally needing to get something off their chest, BUT nothing gets under my skin more than a person who constantly gripes and complains about everything. I’m not talking glass half empty people, who tend to not be as positive … I’m talking people who can’t even see their glass.

Here are a few things I don’t like about people who constantly complain…

  • People who complain all the time are unhappy people. If you hang out with a complainer it will suck all the life and joy right out of you.
  • Complaining takes no talent and no skills. Anyone can be a critic!
  • Complainers never see the positive in anything only the negative. Everything is always bad. They say, “Gas prices are always SO high,” and “Food is SO expensive,” but don’t realize how blessed they are to have both. They could live in a perfect world, and still find something to complain about.
  • Complainers can always “one-up” you and always have something worse than you. If you tell them that you had a tooth pulled at the dentist, it just so happens they had to have 4 root canals that same day. If your dog gets hit by a car, it just so happens that their dog was mauled on the front lawn by a lion, while all the kids were watching of course.
  • It’s un-Christ-like.
  • People who complain all the time only tear people down, and never build anyone up (Ephesians 4:2).
  • When a complainer has a legitimate complaint you can’t take them serious, because they complain about everything. You don’t know when it’s a serious complaint or just another gripe.
  • They are no fun to be around.
  • They are always willing to point out the problem, but never willing to be a part of the solution. Do not ask them to help, it’s just their job to point out what is wrong.
  • Complainers feel that their “gift” or “talent” from God is complaining and pointing out what’s wrong. I suggest they do what the one talent man did in the Bible and go bury their talent in a hole! (Matthew 25:14-30).

I guess I should stop now … or someone will accuse me of complaining about complainers. :-)  If you want to hear more about what God thinks of our complaining, you can check out this …

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe…” Philippians 2:14-15

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  1. Tia says:

    I agree! Our middle son, who is adopted, always “cries wolf”. So my husband and I never know when he is really hurt, sick, or something’s really wrong.

    Seems like I attract those type of people who like to complain and always have something wrong with them. I don’t need your baggage too! Mine’s heavy enough.

    • Shiann says:

      Tia, honey, hang in there. As an adoptive mom who works with teenage boys, I hear you. In your post I hear that you’ve decided you have the right to complain but he does not. I hope that is not the case.

      I pray God’s blessings on you today.

    • July says:

      Maybe part of the problem is that you refer to him as your adopted son. I was adopted many years ago and my wonderful parents NEVER referred to me as their adopted child. What is the purpose in identifying him like that? He feels alienated and is probably seeking your attention.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      I think that’s a stage that all kids go through. I know some of mine have.

  2. Jin says:

    Awesome!!! I know I tend to complain some, but I also realize all my blessings and thank God all the time. But this reminds me of my mother…It’s so hard to try to be uplifting and positive around her and she usually tends to bring me down. I love her to pieces and she has overcome lots of adversaries, but sometimes I just want to say, are you ever happy? I might have to print this and show it to her! 😉 Thanks Trey!

  3. Tracy says:

    Great post Trey! I really needed this topic this week. (Start of a new semester) It is too easy to complain; it can became a habit. Thanks again for the post and for sharing your blog with us.

  4. Brenda says:

    Trey, Thanks for posting this. I really needed to hear it this week. I think most of us, not all of us, have a tendency to complain at times; some definately more than others, and some more depending on what’s going on in their lives. I am going to print this and share it with some people that I also think need to hear it! You are a truly gifted man of God! I am glad He allowed you to seep into my life. Brenda Lewis

  5. Kim Robinson says:

    ouch! needed this. I think most of the time when I fall into a cycle of complaining it is because I have allowed myself to get too “me” focused rather than being God focused. Which is exactly what Satan wants and exactly opposite of God’s desire for us to be content no matter what state we are in.


  6. Franklin Wood says:

    Oh. My. Goodness!
    I have been thinking about this topic a lot lately. I really dislike complainers as well! I mean, what good is it doing?

  7. Ed says:

    The sad part about it…the people who complain about the complainers are usually the people who LIVE with the complainer.

  8. jel says:

    when I see a face like that one you have posted here,
    I want to say, have ya had your prunes lately?

    it’ does wonders ! its’ a super friut :)

  9. Sharla says:

    How we could shine if we didn’t grumble and complain! We would definitely be “different” from the world if our attitude was gratitude instead of grumpiness. However – OUCH- my toes say I need to work on this!

  10. Jesse says:

    Amen, dude. Complainers suck the life right out of me too; especially when they complain about me being too positive.

  11. Jo Baird says:

    Just adding another perspective, be sure you aren’t too judgemental and turn away someone who needs an ear to listen. There may be some hurt, some neglect, some thing you can help with. We are to be “quick to listen.” Some body may just need us to help them “bear their burdens.” I have never cared to be around negative people either. I do think we need to learn to be perceptive though and not shut someone out.

  12. Karen Bland says:

    Reading this I thought of my two boys when they were very young. When I gave them some chore, like cleaning their room, they would do one of two things… IF… they were NOT obeying. They would either PLAY or get in a FUSS with each other. Seems like Big Human Beings do this too. Even bossy, domineering, people who THINK they are leaders. Then there are the quiet, truly noble people who just smile and work around obstacles, with the sweetest smiles and wisest eyes and kindest hearts. I have been blessed to know some of those special, albeit rare Christians that serve God with all their being. They are great examples to me…they never fuss and are never idle…but you have to look for them because they are very small and quiet! But what a treasure they are when you find one! 😀

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