- Is there someone in your life who consistently makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster?
- Do you know a person who is friendly one day but sulks and withdraws the next?
- Does a family member or friend consistently procrastinate, postpone, stall, and shut down any emotionally-laden conversations?
- Are you sometimes that person?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, chances are you may be interacting with a passive aggressive person or showing signs of passive-aggressive behavior yourself.
Passive aggression is a deliberate and masked way of expressing covert feelings of anger. It involves a range of behaviors designed to get back at another person without him recognizing the underlying anger. These ten common passive aggressive phrases can serve as an early-warning system for you, helping you recognize hidden hostility when it is being directed your way:
1. “I’m Not Mad.”
2. “Fine.” “Whatever.”
3. “I’m Coming!”
4. “I Didn’t Know You Meant Now.”
5. “You Just Want Everything to be Perfect.”
6. “I Thought You Knew.”
7. “Sure, I’d be Happy To.”
8. “You’ve Done so Well for Someone with Your Education Level.”
9. “I Was Only Joking”
10. “Why Are You Getting So Upset?”
What can you do this week to void passive-aggressive behavior?
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