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What is the difference between passive and passive aggressive behavior

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Effect on others: Passive behaviors simply mean that individuals rarely take initiative but may let others suggest or, more often, do for them. Passive aggressve indiv ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
39 years experience Psychiatry
Keep your center: Not really. Strictly defined it is a manner of expressing anger or hostility indirectly - in such a manner that it is hard to identify or get the per ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
27 years experience Psychiatry
Talk: Talk to the person who you believe has this behavior. Don't be accusing, but let the person know how you feel and jo the behavior is causing problems.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
An interaction style: Passive/aggressive behavior is a way some deal with others when asked to do something they do not really like but believe they cannot outright refuse ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Interaction style: Passive/aggressive behavior is a way some react when asked to do something they do not really like but believe they cannot outright refuse to do. Inst ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Passive-aggressive: This is a pattern of indirectly expressing -- rather than directly addressing -- negative emotions such as anger. The person might overtly agree to a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Passive aggression: Passive Aggression can sometimes be caused by the inability to say no. For example, if you are a people pleaser and say yes when you want to say no, y ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
One symptom: Does not make any illness.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Good question: In dsm-iv it was personality disorder unless part of maj depression or dysthymia. Millon divides it into 4 types. Vacillating, discontented, circuito ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emma Rishton
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
A theory: Passive-aggressive disorder may stem from a specific childhood stimulus (e.g., alcohol/drug addicted parents) in an environment where it was not safe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not the same: Asperger's disorder is an anxiety disorder with poor social pragmatic skills and difficulty 'reading' people's facial expressions and non verbal body ... Read More
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