Are you around someone on a daily basis who is passive aggressive?
Is it a friend, colleague or family member who is becoming increasingly difficult because of their indirect ways of expressing anger?
It can be incredibly frustrating dealing with someone who is unhappy, but refuses to talk about it directly. There are, however, several ways to better handle the situation and maintain your cool.
What is passive aggressive behaviour?
Passive aggressive behaviour is where someone indirectly expresses hostility and anger via stubbornness, procrastination, and unreasonable behaviour.
They will try to keep their feelings inside, but end up giving out mixed messages and will deliberately try to make things difficult for others.
Although these actions may be more subtle and underhand, they can be much more destructive – greatly affecting friends, family and colleagues.
Strategies to help you cope
When dealing with someone who is passive aggressive, it is important…