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Passive Aggressive

How Not to Argue

Robin Hall | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin Hall

Listen and relax when faced with a conflict and don't let your self-esteem be rattled. If you do happen to slip into a nonsensical disagreement, let the minor regression only serve to remind you of the giant steps in self-development you have taken. But, don't be smug about it, that would be unattractive.

5 Ways to Communicate With a Passive-Aggressive Person

Dianna Booher | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Passive-aggressives appear to act appropriately in any given situation -- but they actually behave negatively and resist passively. They often play the "victim." Their passive-aggressive actions can range from mild to extreme:

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

Communicating With Passive-Aggressive People

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

As a psychiatrist I teach my patients to address passive aggressive behavior directly as the person may not be aware of the impact on you since they are short on empathy. Hopefully you won't have many passive aggressive people in your life, but if you do, clear communication is a form of empowerment.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.

Are You Being Too Assertive? Not Enough?

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

Many people want to be more assertive in the workplace. Being assertive can help you voice your opinions to your coworkers, help you negotiate that promotion and pay raise, and also has a number of health benefits. Many people want to be more assertive but suffer from being too passive, abandoning their good ideas or not voicing their opinions to avoid conflict with others.

Is Your Boss Trying to Get You to Quit?

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Our jobs present plenty of opportunities for stress. But add in a boss who's a poor communicator -- especially when it comes to how he or she judges y...

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 ...

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.

Relationship Status with Mom: It's Complicated

Penney Berryman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Penney Berryman

You love your Mom... and you find her alternatively infuriating and embarrassing, irreplaceable and overly dramatic, irksome and endearing. As far as I know, Hallmark hasn't yet created a line of cards expressing familial disharmony.

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.

What Women Don't Want: 10 Worst Holiday Gifts Ever (True Stories!)

Candace Walsh | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Candace Walsh

What was the worst gift you ever gave or received?

31 Most WTF Notes From PO'd Neighbors

Posted 11.25.2012 | Comedy

(Warning: These notes include some NSFW language.) Call it "analog trolling." There's no denying that a perfectly crafted note to a neighbor ste...

5 Horrible Things I Regret Doing To My Ex

Pauline Gaines | Posted 10.14.2012 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I'm glad I can admit that my ex's lousy behavior didn't excuse my own. I'm glad I can admit that I made some really stupid choices, so I don't have to make them again.

PHOTO: Server Begs Kitchen To Not 'F*ck Up' The Eggs Benedict This Time

Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

Restaurant work is hard, people. The wages are low, you're on your feet for many hours a day and sometimes customers can be real jerks. Jennifer f...

Rejected Man 'Accidentally' Sends Hilarious Passive Aggressive Text

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.15.2012 | Women

Ahh, first dates. The butterflies, the insecurities, the potential ... The soul-crushing rejection followed by public humiliation. At least, that'...

Do You Drink When You're Angry?

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

A recent study conducted by psychologists at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, shows that anger and alcohol mix a little too easily for many women.

Bite Me, Darling...

Alex McCord | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Alex McCord

This week on Coffee Shop Confessions, a mom reveals that she blows off steam by flipping her daughter the bird behind her back.

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.

15 Obnoxious Notes From Roommates

The Huffington Post | Seena Vali | Posted 06.29.2012 | Comedy

When you share a living space with other people, they're bound to get on your nerves once in a while. It's only natural; not everyone's living habits ...

Can Friendships Withstand Declining an Invitation at Holiday Time?

Signe Whitson | Posted 02.18.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

I'm knee-deep now and I know that if I acquiesce, I'm going to spend the next few days feeling resentful, not to mention unnecessarily subjecting my kids to the stomach flu!

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...