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Passive Aggressive

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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 01.28.2013 | 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 | Food

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...

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.

16 Hilarious Roommate Notes

Oddee.com | David Moye | Posted 12.27.2011 | Weird News

Having a roommate can be a trying experience, especially when you have issues that need to be resolved. Some people go to extreme lengths to get th...

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.

Passive Aggressive? It May Be A Disorder

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Not that many people with PAPD present themselves for treatment. Instead they are busy acting out by procrastinating, complaining, resenting and generally being resistant.

The Three Faces Of Anger: Which One Is Yours?

Ronit Herzfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronit Herzfeld

Anger is one of the most powerful emotions human beings love to judge... and ignore. Because we don't like to deal with anger, our psyches have developed subtle and creative ways to cope with it.

Communication: Week 13 of 'Mental Muscle' Boot Camp

Paul Katz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Katz

Part fifteen in a series. "There is a reason why Communication Week follows Self-Esteem in Spiritual Boot Camp," said James Mellon. "First, you get...

Passive Aggressive Library Signs

buzzfeed.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Happy National Library Week! In honor of library week, here's a collection of threatening library signs. Librarians can be VICIOUS....

Please, PLEASE Empty My Nest Syndrome

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Thank god for CNN; without its desperate need to fill a 24-hour news cycle, the world might never learn that one out of every eight 25-34-year-olds has now moved back in with mom and dad.