Let’s be honest: Michael Scott is an imbecile. He promised an entire high school class free college tuition with no ability to actually pay for it. He hit his employee with his car and then said, “Don’t worry, it’s only Meredith.” He is constantly mean to Dwight, despite his loyal servitude. He frequently messes up other peoples’ property for the sake of being funny. On paper, it’s all there: Michael is a kind of an asshole.