Have you ever had someone in your life who is passive-agressive?
March 31, 2018 1:08pm CST
For those of you who may not be aware of what the term passive-agressive means, Here is a fine definition from Merriam Webster Dictionary: Definition of passive-aggressive : being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by the expression of negative feelings, resentment, and aggression in an unassertive passive way (as through procrastination and stubbornness) It is passive-aggressive behavior, the donning of a mask of amiability that conceals raw antagonism toward one's competitors, even one's friends. —Hilary De Vries A passive-aggressive manager eschews open hostilities, in part because he feels distinctly uncomfortable with them. —Walter Kiechel III I have had more than a few passive-agressive people in my life. Right now, I have someone in my life who is passive-agressive, and he is my boyfriend. He has not talked to me three days. So...I don't even know if he is my boyfriend anymore. He can be nice or he can really be hurtful. He has never even touched my hair. I think the bottom line is that he likes what I do for him, but he does not like the way I look. He lies..so I find it hard to realize what is true and what is not.
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It seems to me that passive-aggressive people are quite devious. It would take some work to behave in a passive-aggressive manner. One would have to have some pretty good acting skills to pull off passive-aggressive behavior.