How To Work With Passive Aggressive Personalities?

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:

  1. bitterness and hostility toward other peoples’ requests.
  2. intentionally delaying or making mistakes when dealing with other peoples’ requests.
  3. having a cynical, pessimistic, or aggressive demeanor.
  4. 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

  1. 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.
  2. Do not blame or judge.
  3. Engage positively and assertively.
  4. Be specific — and invoke empathy.
  5. 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.