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••• What Does "Passive-Agressive" Really Mean? •••

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I don't know the answer which is why I ask.😀


I noticed it talked about on another thread
and didn't want to go O/T


(Editing here to explain I did Google but I didn't understand
the long scientific explanations and though posters could
help explain in real every day down to earth words.)


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It can manifest in many forms, but the worst offenders here will post a mocking comment with no explanation.  Then when you call them on it, they'll claim, unsucessfully I'll add, ignorance, lol.

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I'm not giving this a serious answer but it's a term thrown out here too often about a poster. It's akin to "someone's off her meds".
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Simply put, it's being aggressive without being confrontational.  Using behaviors that are troublesome, like not cooperating, gossiping, etc.

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Sereriously?  Someone uses the question to go after other posters?

 

That's pretty passive-aggressive right there.

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@NoelSeven wrote:

Sereriously?  Someone uses the question to go after other posters?

 

That's pretty passive-aggressive right there.


Nobody is going 'after' anyone.  OP asked a question, we are free to respond as we see fit.

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It's when a husband tells a wife, who wants a divorce, to go ahead and call a lawyer. Then he's mad that she does call the lawyer.....voila!  passive/aggressive.

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Simply put, the way I would explain it is this:  Wife asks husband a question about anything, his response - "I don't care, do what you want".  So she does what she wants and he becomes angry. 

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Simply put, the way I would explain it is this:  Wife asks husband a question about anything, his response - "I don't care, do what you want".  So she does what she wants and he becomes angry. 

 

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That's a pretty good example Smiley Happy

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@newziesuzie wrote:



I don't know the answer which is why I ask.😀


I noticed it talked about on another thread
and didn't want to go O/T.



Those posters who say something in a veiled manner, knowing full well it is unpleasant,  then end it with, "I'm just sayin'."   That's passive-aggressive. They want to look like sugar wouldn't melt, but...

 

 

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