Well Victoria, I'm glad you asked. The employer is asking you this to make sure you are a good fit for this position.
Answers to avoid:
I hate picky customers. I mean, just make up your mind already. Seriously, they really bug me.
People. They all annoy me. I'm always right and for some reason most people can't realize that. I mean if everyone listened to me all the time, the world would be a better place.
My MOM! I mean, OH EM GEE! She’s always bothering me about getting a job!
All of these answers basically tell them that you would make a pretty bad employee and they should probably keep you away from all customers.
So, what should you do to make sure your answer doesn’t hurt your chances of getting the job? Concentrate on two things:
1) What you say - Is it something that you will have to face a lot on the job?
2) How you say it - Do you get really upset when you talk about what annoys you? How will you respond to a coworker or customer? Are you going to flip out on them?
You want to keep your answers to something that will show that you will be an asset to their team.
Answers to give:
Boredom. I'm the type of person who always needs to be working on something. I hate being bored and think I really thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Laziness. I'm always trying to better myself and push myself to the limit. It annoys me when I see people wasting away potential by being lazy. I'm a pretty motivated person.
Tardiness. I really don’t like to be late to things. It really bothers me so I tend to show up about 15 minutes early.
These answers really show the employer that you are not only going to be a hard worker, but that you are motivated to do the best you can and grow in their environment.
I hope that answers your question, Victoria! Let us know what you think.