Passive aggressiveness seems like it would be a result of emotional abuse rather than a cause or type of emotional abuse. But if you think about it, maybe it could cause emoti…onal abuse if like, your around a passive aggressive person consistantly like at home because you wouldn't know how to percieve that person or know their next reaction so yeah, In my opinion I think passive aggressiveness COULD be emotional abuse. (MORE)
Passive-aggressive behavior is, by definition, abusive - it contains a pronounced component of aggression. To consistently frustrate someone else's expectations and efforts is… abusive. Passive aggressive behavior, even without rage or violence, stops the flow of a healthy relationship based on communication. This is because the person will say one thing and do another. The other person is always on edge, because cause and effect of actions get so out of whack. A victim will try to understand the situation and talk to the abuser without getting the satisfaction of a reasonable answer. In fact, the abuser may stonewall any discussion of the topic at all. (MORE)
Passive - Shy Let people push them around usually hunch over not intimidating don't stand up for themselves says sorry a lot shifts there weight around uncertain… nervous ASsertive - Stand up for what they believe in but respect the other person at the same time usually say i understand what your saying but i think this way has a strong voice stands up for people who are weaker Use I statements Confident in control Aggressive - Points at people stand on top of them (so they look like a tower) loud intimidating voice doesn't end an argument until they win intimidating look and body language can't control their temper (MORE)
Passive-aggressive Husband .
I finally found out what my 20 year frustration was all about - being married to a passive-aggressive man. I believe this is a learned behavior… - perhaps from the mother. This man did not know how to show anger - I actually thought that I was the luckiest person because he never got mad at me! - He would get quiet and not talk and for years when I asked him what was wrong and he would say "nothing", I actually believed him! Then as time went on, I began to feel crazier and crazier~!! This man never took up for me, he even took up for the dog over me one time! One time a so-called friend of his was sooo rude to him - and he acted like it was perfectly ok - but I was mad about it - see, he didn't have to be mad because he used me for that. I have since found out that he is showing more anger than he used to - perhaps because he is single now and there is noone for him to use. This man would act as if he were going to get me something and then after years of waiting, I finally became upset about it - because each holiday i would think that I was going to get it and I would not. He took our child to a car lot before her birthday - would that not make a child think he was going to get a car for her birthday? - she received it 4 years later! When we would finally get something he promised, he would say "oh, I can't believe you picked that one, because I was going to get you (it would be something better)." One time he cleaned the garage and piled all my things to the ceiling so I couldn't reach them. Oh, well, this marriage ended because he refused to think anything could be wrong with him - he would turn everything around to make it seem as if I had a problem - it was crazy-making! Passive-aggressive behavior is antisocial behavior that is not overt. For example, purposely speaking in a low voice when you know someone is having trouble hearing you, or drying your hands on your partner's towel when they are not really clean. (MORE)
A passive aggressive person does not share their emotion honestly. Instead, they give in to what others want on the surface. However, they then pout or ignore you, "punishing"… you for not guessing what they really wanted. (MORE)
Passive-aggressive people vent their anger indirectly. They are the people who key cars when someone cuts them out of their parking space, or show up two hours late and spoil …an evening that someone is looking forward to. (Gee, I'm sorry, but I had to....) Impulse disorders involve a person's inability or unwillingness to learn to control impulses. Such a person is likely to make poor decisions by reacting to situations instead of thinking them through. (Remember the car keying?) Healthy people wait until they regain their composure. Then, if necessary they confront the real issue, rather than projecting their anger onto other people and situations. The two, taken together, would probably make it quite difficult for a person to interact with the rest of their world in an effective, cooperative way. (MORE)