Passive Aggressive Pers. Disorder

Josh Hall 2/25/15-Per 3

Definition

a personality disorder whose essential features are resistance to the demands of others that is expressed indirectly under the cover of obstructionism, procrastination, stubbornness, dawdling, forgetfulness, and intentional inefficiency combined with negative, defeatist attitudes. The behavior pattern persists even when more effective behavior is possible. Such people are manipulative and attempt to make themselves dependent on others; they are often pessimistic and resentful but do not realize that their ineffective behavior is the source of their problems.

Causes

Specific childhood stimulus in an environment that is not safe to express frustration or anger, Parental over-control, high neuroticism, high extraversion, low openness.

Symptoms

Anger over issues of control, forgets commitments and responsibility, shows emotion through behavior.

Background

The disorder was named by Colonel William.

Age/gender specific

It is more common in males

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Treatment

Using supportive therapy and try to get them to realize that if they change that they will move up in the world.
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