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Passive Aggressive Behavior (Overview)

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, you will feel inwardly resentful and this can lead to future outbursts of anger. Feelings of resentment and anger are pushed down or ignored for a while and so are forced to surface when triggered later on in time.


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Passive aggressive behavior how to cope with it...?

Passive aggressive behavior how to cope with it...?

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. ...Read more

Passive Aggressive Behavior (Overview)

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, you will feel inwardly resentful and this can lead to future outbursts of anger. Feelings of resentment and anger are pushed down or ignored for a while and so are forced to surface when triggered later on in time.


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What does it mean to have passive/aggressive behavior?

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 to do. Instead, they have a negative attitude and "forget" to carry our tasks while being critical of authority and alternating between outright hostility and contrition. If chronic, it is called passive-aggressive personality disorder. ...Read more

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Managing Temper Tantrums (Checklist)

Try a distraction
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Ignore attention-seeking tantrums
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Avoid rewarding tantrums, and do not give in to what the child wants
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Reward good behavior
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Is passive aggressive behavior associated with any psychiatric disorders? Also, is such behavior associated with any long term health risks?

Good question: In dsm-iv it was personality disorder unless part of maj depression or dysthymia. Millon divides it into 4 types. Vacillating, discontented, circuitous ; abrasive when part of other troubled personalities. It is a style, not a disease. Long-term health risks would seem to be difficulty utilizing medical care well in addition to poor relationships with most other people. ...Read more

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Passive aggressive behavior how to cope with it...?

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. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Visit your primary care physician to check your general health
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Drink half your weight in ounces of water
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Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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What does it mean to have passive/aggressive behavior?

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 to do. Instead, they have a negative attitude and "forget" to carry our tasks while being critical of authority and alternating between outright hostility and contrition. If chronic, it is called passive-aggressive personality disorder. ...Read more

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Can someone describe passive aggressive behavior for me?

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. Instead, they have a negative attitude, "forget" to carry out tasks, or make careless mistakes. They often are critical of authority & alternate between outright hostility & contrition. If chronic, it is called passive-aggressive personality disorder. ...Read more

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Can someone explain and give examples of passive-aggressive behavior?

Can someone explain and give examples of passive-aggressive behavior?

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 task, but then miss deadlines, show up late to meetings, not answer phone calls, etc. Making excuses, procrastinating, sullen attitude, and complaining about feeling unappreciated can be other signs. This can be very problematic in organizations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Passive aggressive behavior?

What is the definition or description of: Passive aggressive behavior?

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, you will feel inwardly resentful and this can lead to future outbursts of anger. Feelings of resentment and anger are pushed down or ignored for a while and so are forced to surface when triggered later on in time. ...Read more

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What is the difference between passive and passive aggressive behavior?

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 individuals choose not to do things as a way of inconveniencing or punishing others--the results of their inactions produce trouble for those from whom they often have sought help. ...Read more

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Is passive aggressive behavior associated with any psychiatric disorders? Also, is such behavior associated with any long term health risks?

Good question: In dsm-iv it was personality disorder unless part of maj depression or dysthymia. Millon divides it into 4 types. Vacillating, discontented, circuitous ; abrasive when part of other troubled personalities. It is a style, not a disease. Long-term health risks would seem to be difficulty utilizing medical care well in addition to poor relationships with most other people. ...Read more

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What causes passive aggression?

Unmet needs: Agression and anger are masks for other emotions. Finding out what the emotion behind the behavior and the unmet need is the trick.

Google nonviolent communication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Aggressive behavior?

Aggressive behavior,: Aggressive behavior can stem from many different sources in the conscious and subconscious mind. It's a good idea to see a seasoned psychologist in order to assess where it's stemming from ...Read more

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How to suppress aggressive behavior?

Need a workuo: Aggressive behavior has many possible causes--need to figure out causes in order to treat. ...Read more

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Will day care help with my child's aggressive behavior?

Will day care help with my child's aggressive behavior?

This should help: Day care is a great way to introduce baby to the process of getting along with others. They are self centered by nature and have different levels of aggressive behavior when placed in a group. The key difference in day care is the primary caregivers regard each child as equal & your baby begins to accept a relative strangers limit setting when they would challenge yours. ...Read more

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I am wondering what caused infant aggressive behavior after hospitalization?

I am wondering what caused infant aggressive behavior after hospitalization?

Stress ; hospitals: It can be very stressful for infants and children to be in a hospital setting. All the blood draws, and unfamiliar faces and setting can cause them to be in a protective mode. This could lead them to be aggressive. Comforting them and talking to hem calmly alleviates their fear and will gradually return to normalcy. ...Read more

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Does an autistic child with sudden aggressive behavior indicate it getting worse?

Does an autistic child with sudden aggressive behavior indicate it getting worse?

Not necessarily.: It could indicate the environment getting worse for the child - more stress, perhaps bullying, maybe a new problem they are struggling with. Or they are trying to tell you something that you haven't picked up on. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are easily contagious diseases that have aggressive behavior as symptom?

Brain infections: Diseases that impact the brain can cause disinhibition and subsequent aggressive behavior. While it is not common many viral and bacterial infections can do this. ...Read more

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My son is on risperidone for autism and aggressive behavior but his aggression has got significantly worse with each dose increase. Should that happen?

My son is on risperidone for autism and aggressive behavior but his aggression has got significantly worse with each dose increase. Should that happen?

While risperidone: Decreases aggression in many individuals with autism, it can aggravate & increase aggression in some which is considered intolerable. Work with your prescriber to determine if the aggression you now see is from autism & circumstances happening in your son's life or an actual side effect to the risperdione. Keeping a daily log of behavior & situations can assist you & prescriber. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How often does tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine cause aggressive behavior?

Aggressive Behavior: It is as difficult to say as it is related to the person using the medication, the reason for its use, the amount and length of use, and other circumstances involved like other medications associated or drug abuse interfering with its metabolism, etc. Withdrawal of an opiate is another reason to be considered and likely to produce aggressive behavior, . ...Read more

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Can atrial fibrillation cause a personality change such as aggressive behavior?

Nope: Af doesn't directly cause any sort of neurocognitive change. People with af are at increased risk of stroke, but these do not present with isolated alterations in mood. ...Read more

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In BV Frontotemporal dementia, how long does aggressive behavior last throughout the span of the disease?

In BV Frontotemporal dementia, how long does aggressive behavior last throughout the span of the disease?

Info: I hope this site can lead you to good information:
http://www. Theaftd. Org/understandingftd/disorders/bv-ftd
Best wishes! ...Read more

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Used Paxil (paroxetine) 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?

Used Paxil (paroxetine) 8 yrs. For depression. Was fired from 2 jobs. I believe drug caused aggressive behavior at work. Anyone heard of this side effect?

Paxil (paroxetine) & aggression?: Ssri antidepressants generally calm aggression rather than increasing it. A small percentage of patients (3-5%) may experience agitation on the medication. There have been legal arguments about the "agitation" manifesting as aggression. On the other hand, depression itself may cause irritability and angry outbursts. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured brain aneurysm cause violent or aggressive behavior or do you just die?

Can a ruptured brain aneurysm cause violent or aggressive behavior or do you just die?

Usually not: To both questions. Brain aneurysms are survivable over half the time, and probably aren't to blame for aggressive behavior. ...Read more

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Adderall 20mg 3-4 day, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg 57yrs old, ADHD, high b/p, getting aggressive behavior, and obese, On B/P Medications, many highs, & lows, why?

Adderall 20mg 3-4 day, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg 57yrs old, ADHD, high b/p, getting aggressive behavior, and obese, On B/P Medications, many highs, & lows, why?

Checked in with doc?: There sound to be a lot of things going on at once here and I can't be sure they all have to do with either the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or some other single problem. You should call your doc and get in for another examination or have them make some adjustments based on your conditions. They know you better than anyone. ...Read more

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Can tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine cause aggressive behavior in children? My 4 yr old child has been taking it every 4 hours for one week after a tonsillectomy

Yes: I have seen the Codeine have the effect of producing irritability in some kids. You may want to try tylenol (acetaminophen) without for a few doses to see if you get your kid back. ...Read more

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I have depressive & manic behavior for over 1 year with passive desire of dying, all the time. I am aware of my moods yet out of control. What to do?

I have depressive & manic behavior for over 1 year with passive desire of dying, all the time. I am aware of my moods yet out of control. What to do?

I don't see therapy: Or psychotropic medications listed under your profile. I would encourage you to work closely with a psychiatrist to gain control of symptoms. Medication is usually required to get good response. You would also likely benefit from cognitive behavioral disorder. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between passive aggressive and aspergers?

What is the difference between passive aggressive and aspergers?

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 language. They tend to want friends but have lack pragmatic skills to manage them.
Passive aggressive behavior reflects a with holing of cooperative interaction. Often this is negative behavior without aggression. ...Read more

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How can I deal with my passive aggressive boss.?

When I learn to deal: With mine I will let you know. (Please don't tell him I said that (:) ...Read more

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What's the best way to break up with an alcoholic? He's never been physically abusive but he is emotionally abusive passive aggressive and manipulativ

What's the best way to break up with an alcoholic? He's never been physically abusive but he is emotionally abusive passive aggressive and manipulativ

Get support: Via family, friends, mental health professional, a self-help group etc. You will be tempted to slip back depending on the relationship and person you're leaving. You need to be strong and know you deserve better. If you're worried about your personal safety, talk with a counselor who specializes in domestic abuse. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is it called when a person is so abused, they become stuck being paranoid, hypervigilant and passive aggressive and cannot stop it independently?

What is it called when a person is so abused, they become stuck being paranoid, hypervigilant and passive aggressive and cannot stop it independently?

PTSD: From what you have said it could be post traumatic stress disorder. When abuse happens where it overwhelms the person's ability to cope these and other symptoms occur. It would help greatly to see a specialist in this area. They can help you process what has happened and find ways to contain the trauma so it does not always color how you live. ...Read more

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When I nag my son to do something he says ok then stalls then just doesn't do it. Is that procrastination or passive aggressive?

When I nag my son to do something he says ok then stalls then just doesn't do it. Is that procrastination or passive aggressive?

Naging your son: I don't know how old your son is, but nagging can bring that type of responce. It is not procrastination or passive aggressive. This is his way of saying he does not like to be nagged. Try a different way to make him responsible and assign him the task and see if it works. ...Read more

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My sister is 7yrs she plays with us with aggression and she is sometimes violent. Her jokes are aggressive. She hits scratch and kick. How can I help?

Eval?: Have your parents taken her for evaluation. It sounds like she is out of control. Speak with your parents about your concerns - if they haven't taken her to a child specialist - it could be beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lose temper?

What is the definition or description of: Lose temper?

Lose temper: Lose temper = a behavior in which one displays anger/ire/irritation. ...Read more

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I'm so impatient and lose temper easily. Is this something that I can fix?

I'm so impatient and lose temper easily. Is this something that I can fix?

Yes: Get into an anger management class. Choose wisely. This may be the best thing you ever did. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Aggression (Definition)

Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for ...Read more


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Lose Temper (Definition)

Losing your temper is a symptom in which a person has too much anger, gets angry too quickly, gets angry too easily, or is angry for too long, when compared to the average normal person who experiences a similar situation. Anger is a strong feeling ...Read more