Adjective: Of or denoting a type of behavior or personality characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation, as in procrastinating, pouting, or misplacing important materials.
I would like to focus this post on the Passive Aggressive. Honestly, you people make me want to punch you in the solar plexus. Not that I would ever actually determine the direct location of someones solar plexus and bunch them, but seriously, you really anger me.
Now I mean 'you' in a general and plural form. Passive aggressive behavior is not intelligent. You are not being 'patient' or 'kind' by being passive aggressive. You are wasting my TIME! What are some examples of passive aggressive you might ask?
Consider the following...
Blank stares without actually processing what the other person is saying, then immediately following their thought with your own two cents. Which turns out to be about $10 of conversation that is pointless.
Responding to an email and copying everyone and their mothers sisters daddies cousin.
That painful constipated expression you give when you know there is something that should be said but you do not want to say it.
Leaving sticky notes on food inside a fridge (literally happened to my friend)
Out doing someone in their job, leadership position, etc...even if it's not your place to be involved.
Now there are so many other ways in which people act out their passive aggressive tendencies. I just ask that you be honest, direct, and specific. Pull off the band-aid, for heavens sakes...my band-aid doesn't have care bears on it.