I'm thinking about when people say "Jane does XYZ bad things, but she's really a good person," and wondering if there is a general reluctance to ascribe the label of being a "bad" person to people.
I think to myself, it's statistically impossible for there not to be bad people in the world, and I'm not just talking about the macro level of bad person (i.e. Hitler). Is there a such thing as a bad person at the micro level, or is the person just misunderstood? It's easy to say someone who kills another person in cold blood is bad but what about someone who consistently shows callous disregard to others, misanthropic, is morally destitute, but holds these attitudes to themselves so there isn't anything concrete to pin the bad person label?
Should the quality of being a bad person only be applied to someone who would clinically fall into that category, i.e. a sociopath?
What would you say the inner qualities of a bad person are and how do they manifest themselves outwardly? Are the qualities of a "bad" person, simply the opposite of those of a "good" person? I'm leaving the definition of bad open to interpretation.