passive-aggressive


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passive-aggressive

(păs′ĭv-ə-grĕs′ĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by habitual passive resistance to requirements for performance in occupational or social situations, as by procrastination, stubbornness, sullenness, or inefficiency.
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Another form of passive-aggressive information-withholding worth mention occurs when people won't admit that they don't know something.
A much more subtle form of abuse, yet equally damaging and devastating to one's health, results from a disorder referred to as passive-aggressive personality type.
Here he directs the same wit at a youth spent shuttling from rented apartments to housing projects in the 1950s and '60s under the misguidance of a drunken, violent father who wouldn't just leave already and a passive-aggressive mother short on love.
Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ-4+) This is a Chinese version revised by Yang, Rorbert, and Paul (2000), which contains 107 items and 12 subscales, including Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Borderline, Antisocial, Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-compulsive, Depressive, and Passive-aggressive. This questionnaire has been used repeatedly in recent studies of personality disorder in China (Fu & Yao, 2004; Hu et al., 2001; Huang et al., 2007; Liu, 2000; Liu et al., 2001; Yang, Shen, & Liu, 2000).
Passive-Aggressive individuals have perfected the act of sabotage.
Every white dude with dreads should watch the video Ras Trent and take a good, long look at their passive-aggressive selves.
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The angry smile; the psychology of passive-aggressive behavior in families, schools, and workplaces, 2d ed.
Covert Abuse: abusive behavior which is difficult to identify or prove and often more passive or passive-aggressive.
His resignation from a Midwestern utility because its management was "passive-aggressive" in contracting black financial services firms was putting his money where his mouth is.
Passive-aggressive communication is the most challenging for others.
He's been at war with his own party his entire career--his maverick positions and much publicized compromises across the aisle are just his passive-aggressive way of winning his mad war and achieving his heroic fantasies.

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