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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Passive And Passive Aggressive Behavior

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What is the difference between passive and passive aggressive behavior?

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

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

Personality disorder: Passive aggressive behavior is characteristic of the passive-aggressive personality disorder, and consists in the display of a pattern of conducts to express hostility, by procrastinating, forgetting or delaying tasks, or being inefficient, and resisting to demands imposed on the person, and for which is responsible. It manifests more clearly in the educational, occupational and relational areas. ...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 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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What is the difference between passive, active immunity?

What is the difference between passive, active immunity?

Passive vs active: In a nutshell: in passive immunity ready made antibodies or antitoxins are given to an individual, while in active immunity, a weakened or dead organism is given to an individual to induce the body to produce its own antibidies against the invading organism, that takes time, so sometimes both passive and active immunizations are given simultaneously to help combating infection ...Read more

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Aggressive Behavior (Definition)

Aggressive behavior is a symptom in which a person behaves or reacts strongly, in a way that often results in breaking rules or the law. Aggressive behavior can be violent and spontaneous, and is meant to cause pain or harm, ...Read more