Passive Aggressive Behaviour

A personality trait marked by a pervasive pattern of negative attitudes and characterised by passive, sometimes obstructionist resistance to complying with expectations in interpersonal or occupational situations
Behaviours Learned helplessness, procrastination, stubbornness, resentment, sullenness, or deliberate/repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly) responsible
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Passive aggressive behaviour, gossiping, sabotage, undermining, exclusion and rudeness--Hayston's manager did not attend her farewell afternoon tea or say goodbye--are bullying's more obvious manifestations.
Since you can't work out what you've done to upset them, their passive aggressive behaviour is starting to unnerve you.
Women find it difficult to be straight about their feelings, leading to this type of passive aggressive behaviour," psychologist Corinne Sweet said.
The only difference I can see is that it is more subversive--starting rumours, antagonising, or passive aggressive behaviour.

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