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Passive Aggression

Anna Almendrala

The Scientific Reason Why We Hurt The Ones We Love Most

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living

The people we know and love the most are the same people we're most awful to in word and deed -- and vice versa. That’s the takeaway of three dec...

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 ...

Sick of Dirty Looks and Curt Emails From Others? Read This and Feel Better

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.09.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We go through our day reading people's actions, facial expressions and emails and we make a whole lot of assumptions about the message they really want to give us.

Accepting Responsibility

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As the language suggests, it is a "response ability" -- the ability to choose our response in every moment to all that is going on around us. A choosing that allows us to claim ownership of the circumstances of our lives, and thereby, to contribute to making them better.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Sticks and Stones: A Little Girl's First Experience with Bullying

Signe Whitson | Posted 11.19.2011 | Parents
Signe Whitson

My daughter had her first heartbreak at the tender age of four. The good news is that children are resilient and can move on.