When it comes to personality, some people seem to have been put on the planet to make life easier for everyone else:
Abozzare: (Italian) to accept meekly a far from satisfactory situation.
Vaseliner: (French) to flatter (literally, to apply Vaseline)
Happobijin: (Japanese) a beauty to all eight directions (a sycophant)
Radfahrer: (German) one who flatters superiors and browbeats subordinates (literally, a cyclist)
The Japanese have the most vivid description for hangers-on: kingyo no funi. It literally means ‘goldfish crap’ –a reference to the way that a fish that has defecated often trails excrement behind it for some time.