A word for a person who if left in an impossibly perfect environment, would find a way to be upset with how perfect it was.

Someone who will invent issues to be offended about. Someone who is never satisfied.

I found a similar post here but it's not quite the same: A word for a person who always needs there to be a problem?

I'm not talking about someone who holds onto problems after they're fixed, but someone who must always have a problem at all times, no matter how small.

Drama Queen is close, but not quite right.

Entitled is very close.

  • I fail to see how the post you reference is not a duplicate. The distinction you're trying to make doesn't convince me it's not the same. Also "someone who is never satisfied" is insatiable. Jul 5, 2020 at 7:43
  • I don't think the word "flustered" applies at all to the sort of person you're describing. (Not to say that such a person couldn't also be flustered.)
    – nnnnnn
    Jul 5, 2020 at 7:45
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    I believe this is a duplicate of your question: A word for a person who always needs there to be a problem? Jul 5, 2020 at 9:13
  • It's similar. But in that example they wouldn't accept a solution. The sort of person I'm thinking of will accept a solution but will invent a new problem afterwards. Both of the answers here are pretty good
    – CornSmith
    Jul 5, 2020 at 17:08

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Near-synonyms are plenty, but "captious" is the word you are looking for. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/amp/english/captious

  • Nice! Exactly what I'm looking for :)
    – CornSmith
    Jul 5, 2020 at 17:02

How about-

glass-half-empty person

used to refer to an attitude of always thinking about the bad things in a situation rather than the good ones:


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