Here are ways to successfully deal with passive-aggressive people.
- Pay attention to passive-aggressive behavior.
- Call out the specific behavior.
- Stay present.
- Be open and inclusive to communication.
- Recognize your own passive-aggression.
- Remove yourself from the situation the best you can.
What are the characteristics of a passive aggressive person?
Some common signs of passive-aggressive behavior include:
- bitterness and hostility toward other peoples’ requests.
- intentionally delaying or making mistakes when dealing with other peoples’ requests.
- having a cynical, pessimistic, or aggressive demeanor.
- frequently complaining about feeling underappreciated or deceived.
How do you communicate with a passive aggressive person?
How to deal with passive aggressive people
- Don’t take the bait. There’s a fine line between responding to someone who’s being passive-aggressive and engaging in the drama they’re creating.
- Stay in the present moment.
- Be assertive when talking.
- Make sure the punishment fits the crime.
- Understand your audience.
How do you respond to passive aggressive behavior?
What You Can Do with Passive Aggressive Behavior
- Do not react to their behavior. They are looking for a reaction from you in order to confirm their behavior has had its intended impact.
- Do not blame or judge.
- Engage positively and assertively.
- Be specific — and invoke empathy.
- Remove yourself.
How does passive aggressive behavior affect others?
Passive-aggressive behaviour doesn’t build trust and respect the way that direct, empathetic communication does. Most people who experience passive-aggressive people feel manipulated and resentful. People feel loyalty and trust towards others who are inspiring, trustworthy, straight talkers with a clear vision.