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Passive Aggressive

10 Presents for Kids and the Passive Aggressive Messages Intended for You

Chris Cate | Posted 12.19.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

I always appreciate it when someone buying presents for my kids asks for suggestions. It makes it less likely I'll be embarrassed by a child who isn't capable of faking a smile when they unwrap a pair of socks or a toy they already own because having two of something is the end of the world.

30 Ways to Be Passive Aggressive

Dr. Gary Trosclair | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gary Trosclair

There's a lot of disdain for passive aggressive behavior, and the disdain only drives it deeper underground. Let's compassionately acknowledge that we're all capable of it, use curiosity to understand its source, and try to find better ways of owning our power and autonomy.

The Beauty of Vain, Gay Passive-Aggressive Facebook Users in One Post

David Toussaint | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

So what will it be, people? Are you going to prove to me that you care or are you going to disappoint me, like so many in the past? If you do respond, and your word impresses me, I might even go out of my way and "like" the comment.

Slapped in the Facebook

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

Can you imagine a life without Facebook, let alone remember a time before it? It's now a part of our daily routine. We share our experiences, political views, photos and losses -- exhibiting ourselves for "our friends."

9 Things Only Passive-Aggressive People Do

Amy Morin | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

While an occasional passive-aggressive approach to life's problems isn't unusual, for some people manipulation and indirect communication are a way of life. Passive-aggressive people often go undetected in the office and in their social circles--at least initially--because they disguise their seething hostility with a pleasant demeanor.

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.