posted on 11/16/2004 4:06:43 PM PST
After some debate, the American Psychiatric Association dropped the behavior pattern from the list of personality disorders . . .
LOL, the APA never met my ex-husband. He is passive-aggressive personified.
posted on 11/16/2004 4:13:53 PM PST
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The original passive agressive: the Good Soldier Schweik. A very funny book.
posted on 11/16/2004 4:19:09 PM PST
I'm never going to talk to you again.
posted on 11/16/2004 4:19:25 PM PST
Hell, they just described my teenage daughter.
posted on 11/16/2004 4:22:29 PM PST
(Official RKBA Landscaper and Arborist, Pajama Duchess of Green Leafy Things)
"Looking back, instead of getting angry, I was doing this as a dismissive way of shutting down the conversation"
Or maybe just trying to get along with a nagging, controlling, manipulative, domineering wife. It's either be passive aggressive or get divorced. Women do the same thing when dealing with nagging, controlling, manipulative and dominating husbands. I did read the whole article but it seems to come down to this. The better choice is to just get divorced because the passive aggressive path just prolongs the inevitable. Or did I miss something?
posted on 11/16/2004 4:23:57 PM PST
Everyone knows what it looks like. The friend who perpetually arrives late. The co-worker who neglects to return e-mail messages. The very words: "Nothing. I'm just thinking."
He forgot the one I like best. When you know someone is mad at you and you ask straight out "Are you mad at me"? or "What's wrong?" and they reply "Oh, nothing" and do that silent treatment BS. That one always gets me mad. Usually I will tell people if you have a problem with me you need to address it directly because this behavior will get you nowhere. I am not telepathic. I don't understand what is so darn hard about just saying what is going on. It's like they have a mind set that says "If you REALLY loved me you would read my mind and know what my every emotion is 24-7"
posted on 11/16/2004 4:24:23 PM PST
I feel more comfortable as an Assive-Regressive, thank you !!!
posted on 11/16/2004 4:32:00 PM PST
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I know a few of those! Especially the folks who "read at you."
posted on 11/16/2004 4:37:16 PM PST
(Never Forget - And Never Again)
Dime-store psychology by the New York Times is every bit as useful as their political analysis.
Shut up and get my dinner.
posted on 11/16/2004 5:30:25 PM PST
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posted on 11/17/2004 9:57:41 AM PST
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