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How do you deal with passive aggressive individuals?

We all have different personality types.
Some of us are passive, some are assertive, some aggressive, some are passive aggressive.

And at any given time, we may display one or more of these personality traits based on the situation at hand.

I am interested in experiences you might have had or are having with individuals who specifically display a passive aggressive personality.

How do you deal with them at work?
How do you handle them within the family circle?

If you yourself are a passive aggressive person, could you shed light into why you choose to act this way? And also, what kind of people are you the most comfortable around?

Any and all comments are welcomed. I am hoping to learn more about this type of personality so I can better communicate with these individuals.

Thank you.


Closing Statement from W T

Thank you to all who participated in this most wonderful conversation on passive aggressive personalities.

Hopefully all who participated walked away knowing a little bit more about themselves and others.

We cannot change others, but we can certainly change ourselves.

It is in this light, that I started this conversation. My goal was to understand why passive aggressive individuals acted the way they do, so that I can better understand how to treat them and get along with them........your answers shed alot of light into my dilemna.....I am still reading and learning.

Thank you!!!

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  • Feb 4 2013: Hi Mary,

    you are very welcome :)
    The second link is an in depth hands on guide thru all the questions you might ask yourself while taking a new approach.

    In German there is nothing.
    I do not know about Spanish - but the content is worth to be understood by whoever faces these challenges.

    Warning: you will never be the same after fully understanding what the real PA is all about.

    I feel blessed that I took that class!!
    • W T 100+

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      Feb 4 2013: I went to the second link....but after 10 or so seconds it took me to another page.......it won't let me stay on the link....any idea why?

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