Passive Aggressive Personality

Anthony Thompson Health-5 10-14-16

definition for passive aggressive personality disorder

is the indirect expression of hostility, such as through procrastination, stubbornness , sullen behavior, or deliberate or repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly ) responsible.


Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) stress, anxiety disorders, depression , bipolar disorder, alcohol abuse.

For example : say someone proposes a plan at work, a person with passive-aggressive behavior may oppose the plan , but instead of voicing their opinion, they say that they agree with it. since they're actually against the plan, however, they resist following it. They may purposely miss deadlines, turn up late to meetings, and undermine the plan in other ways.


Frequently criticizing, being disagreeable, being forgetful, performing task and inefficiently, acting hostile, acting stubborn, blaming others.

a person with this disorder may appear to comply with another's wishes and may even demonstrate enthusiasm for those wishes. however, they : perform the requested action too late to be helpful, perform it in a way that is useless, sabotage the action to show anger that they cannot express in words.

around the time the disorder may occur

gender: men and women can both have passive aggressive disorder but a man's anger is worse than a women because men tend to solve most of their problems with their fist while, women tend to most likely talk out their problems not use their fist.

background information

Passive aggressive people spend their lives avoiding direct emotional expression and guarding against open acknowledgment of their anger, one of the most powerful ways to confront passive aggressive dynamics and change the behavior in the long-term ,then, is to be willing to point out anger directly, when it is present in a situation. Anger should be affirmed in a factual, non-judgmental way, such as, " it seems to me that you are angry at me for making this request."

The impact of this seemingly simple exposure can be quite profound.


Option 1. Ignore it, do nothing and hope he stops.

Option 2. Talk to him about it, let him know you don't like it.

Option 3. Shout at him, threaten him with eviction and generally intimidate him into doing it.

Option 4. 'Accidentally' break his favourite mug. If he cares that much about it, he should wash it up and put it away.

Signs of Passive Aggressive Behavior in a Spouse

3 Agencies you can use to try to help this disorder

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