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What is the difference between passive and passive aggressive behavior?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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