Humans are the only living species in the Homo genus...
species or human nature
Human nature refers to the distinguishing characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting, that humans tend to have naturally....
. A misanthrope, or misanthropist is someone who holds such views or feelings. The word's origin is from Greek
Ancient Greek is the stage of the Greek language in the periods spanning the times c. 9th–6th centuries BC, , c. 5th–4th centuries BC , and the c. 3rd century BC – 6th century AD of ancient Greece and the ancient world; being predated in the 2nd millennium BC by Mycenaean Greek...
words μῖσος (misos, "hatred") and ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, "man, human being").
Misanthropy has been ascribed to a number of writers of satire, such as William S.
I am misanthropos, and hate mankind/For thy part, I do wish thou wert a dog/That I might love thee something.
Timon to Alcibiades in Shakespeare|Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, Act IV, Scene III
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind
Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi 1798-1837