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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...
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...

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

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 person to admit to. One often feels put down, attacked or hurt. Those who are not assertive can express themselves this way - they are not vulnerable and it keeps others at bay (maybe so they won't be hurt themselves). Underneath may be heart of gold. Read more...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...