Passive aggressive behavior is more difficult to identify than aggressive behavior, unless you know what you are looking for. It is a pattern of indirectly expressing negative feelings rather than directly expressing them.The true feelings are expressed by the behavior rather than the words. been with a lover who suddenly withdrew attention or affection, and responded to you very differently than he/she did before?
It is crazy-making, burdensome, and a sure-fire relationship killer.
It’s not really a game as much as an exercise in frustration. If you are behaving passive-aggressively or someone you know is doing so, it is anything but fun.
This won’t change the behavior, but it will make things clearer to you and you will feel less confused.
After you clearly recognize it, you can then decide what to do about it.
· Spiritual growth—our awareness of and connection to our higher self.
The result is that physically—meaning in the actions we take or don’t take—those issues manifest as passive-aggressive behavior.
Then the waiter comes to refill your glasses and clumsily spills water on the table.
Suddenly, your date explodes in rage, screaming curses and insults at the waiter.
The problem with passive aggression is that, unlike regular aggression, it’s much harder to recognize.
As an anger management therapist, I’ve learned how to quickly detect hidden anger.
If you are newly single or divorced, dating again can prove to be quite challenging and intimidating.