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Passive Aggressive Behavior

Passive-Aggressive Behavior In The Classroom

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.04.2016 | Education
Signe Whitson

Passive aggression is motivated by a young person's fear of expressing anger directly. The passive-aggressive student believes life will only get worse if adults know of his anger, so he expresses anger indirectly.

Amanda L. Chan

The Secret To Dealing With Passive-Aggressive People, Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Ah, passive aggression. The best way to handle conflict. Not. There's a reason why passive-aggressive behavior gets such a bad rap. Not only is ...

The Common Behavior That Can Destroy Your Marriage

Posted 10.03.2013 | Divorce

By Signe Whitson, LSW for GalTime.com One of my favorite stories about passive aggressive behavior in a marriage goes like this: “Cash, check ...

Passive-Aggressive In-Laws: How to Beat Them at Their Own Game

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Do you have a mother-in-law or a daughter-in-law who says she is "fine" or who says nothing at all, but then starts in with obvious pouts, loud, heavy sighs and those undermining "accidental" oversights? No matter what she says or doesn't say, her actions are screaming the real truth: She is not happy with you.

How to Pass on the (True) Passive Aggressors

Lisa Cleary | Posted 07.31.2013 | Style
Lisa Cleary

Sure, females are known as nurturing creatures who can carry a child for nine months and bear innocent life to the world. But we're also known for our snarky statements, our beady stares and our not-so-nice mutters.

Passive Aggressive Minds Think Alike: Hidden Anger Among Siblings

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Siblings without rivalry are like thunder without lightening. The two just go together, although some storms are more damaging than others.

The Angry Smile: Recognizing and Responding to Your Child's Passive Aggressive Behavior

Signe Whitson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Signe Whitson

The ability to recognize passive aggressive behaviors as they are occurring is critical in helping you avoid becoming an unwitting victim of your child's destructive way of engaging you.

'Can't You Take a Joke? Whatever!' Six Passive Aggressive Phrases to Recognize (and Run From!)

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Signe Whitson

Call it hostile cooperation. Recognize it as compliant defiance. Feel the sugarcoating on the hostility. Teachers who encounter passive aggressive behaviors from their students often report this behavior to be more frustrating and confounding than outright aggression.

Fired From A Dildo Factory

Dan Steadman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dan Steadman

The valuable lesson I learned this year is that those who aren't man enough to say "goodbye" should be ashamed. Don't be a coward. If you want to cut someone out of your life, just tell them face to face. Give an explanation so that there can be some closure.

The Angry Smile: Recognizing & Responding to Your Child's Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Signe Whitson | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Anytime we mirror a child's poor behavior instead of modeling a healthier way to behave, our victories add up to long-term relationship damage and lasting hostilities.

Girl Bully Meets Passive-Aggressive Mom: Game On!

Signe Whitson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Believe me, I don't need you to tell me that my actions in the following situation were wrong. I know it. I chose it. That's right -- like most passive-aggressive people, I was aware of what I was doing and yes, I took a little pleasure in it.

Hidden Anger: How to Confront Passive Aggressive Behavior in Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Do you ever feel like parenthood has got you engaging in the same conversations over and over again? Too often at our house, we have a recurring exchange that goes something like this...

Fine. Whatever! Eight Common Passive Aggressive Phrases to Know

Signe Whitson | Posted 01.29.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Passive aggressive behavior thrives in many families because it is often a more comfortable -- and effective -- way of dealing with anger than honest self-expression.

Helping Kids Make Smart Choices for Expressing Anger

Signe Whitson | Posted 12.03.2011 | Parents
Signe Whitson

It's one thing to write about helping kids make smart choices when it comes to expressing anger -- it's another thing to watch an emotional situation play out right before your eyes.