7 Signs of An Ungrateful Person


Have you been accused before as an ungrateful person? How is the feeling like when you did all you can to put a smile on the face of someone only for the person to show an ungrateful attitude towards you?

What do we mean to say someone is ungrateful? Well, to be ungrateful is not to show gratitude for what someone has done for you. Let us consider some synonyms for the word ungrateful for a better understanding.

Synonyms for Ungrateful

  • Unappreciative
  • Unthankful
  • Thankless
  • Ungracious

I guess you now have a fair idea of the subject of this article. When done reading, kindly tell us by commenting on some of the ways you think people show ungratefulness in life.

7 Signs of An Ungrateful Person

  1. An Unthankful Person is an Ungrateful Person

Never feel too proud to say a simple thank you. Do we really deserve most of the good things that come our way? Forgetting to say thank you also amounts to ungratefulness. The little things you do matter to people so don’t lose sight of the little things as you pursue the bigger ones.

Each day, many people forget to say thank you God for even the gift of life. Remember, an unthankful person is an ungrateful person. Being ungrateful is a sin and we must learn to be appreciative.

  1. You Don’t Appreciates People’s Efforts, Sacrifice and Pride

Never despise the little efforts and assistance of people. You have no idea how much it costs them to do that even if it is not the very best as expected. It all adds up to spice up our lives.

  1. You Don’t Appreciate What You Have

You will never appreciate what you have if you don’t really know its worth. The problem with many people is that they have no idea of their worth. The very thing you are complaining of is what someone is fasting and praying to receive and give a testimony. Sometimes, we just have to remain grateful to God instead of presenting a truckload of complaints before Him.

  1. You Envy and Want to Take What Belongs to Others

Why the envy and jealousy? Why will you scheme and deliberately twist someone’s hand to take what rightfully belongs to them? That is mere wickedness. Be grateful and thankful for what you have in life.

  1. When Your Actions and Body Language Say it All

Imagine you wanted to surprise your partner, a friend and or a loved one. You spent a lot of time thinking and planning of the appropriate gift to buy. Finally, you managed to buy it and presented it only for that person to receive it with disdain and throw your gift on the bed or table without properly examining it with a thankful attitude. Actions speak more than words.

  1. Sense of Entitlement – “It’s my right to have it”

Having the feeling and the sense of entitlement is one of the major reasons for which people remain ungrateful. If you always think you are entitled to receive something or it is your right or privilege; then you are likely to remain unthankful if those things are not provided.

  1. Feeling of not Meeting Expectations

Standards are standards but sometimes, we may not have it as expected. This may lead to disappointment and hence, showing ingratitude to people for not meeting expectations.

How People Feel When You Show Ungratefulness

  1. They become discouraged
  2. It dampens one’s spirit
  3. People feel insulted, unappreciated and not loved
  4. It blocks the chances of future assistance or support.

Now that you know the 7 signs of an ungrateful person, tell us about other ways people exhibit these by commenting.

Writer: Ernest K. Akorli

Motivational Speaker / Writer/Blogger

CEO of www.infochristo.com

Email: ekakorli@gmail.com



  1. An ungrateful person is most often a jealous person who feels bilittled by a helping g hand that someone gave. They most often are sarcastic and pull expensive pranks.

  2. This is the correct website for anyone who desires to find out about this issue.You realize so much its almost difficult to argue with you (not that I actually would want… HaHa). You undoubtedly put a new spin on a topic that’s been written about for years.
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  3. Thank you a lot for sharing this with all people. In fact, ungratefulness stings the heart and stinks in the minds of the you benevolent person. Let’s all learn to be grateful in life.

  4. Now i know what to do in order not to sound ungrateful to anyone who has assisted me in any way. Thanks for this useful information.

  5. I realized that i have been an ingrate over the years because i easily overlook certain things people do for me.

    Thanks Ernest for this wonderful piece. I’ve really benefited from this piece.


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