These days, people with passive aggressive personality traits can have subtly aggressive behavior. They will behave aggressively but avoid direct confrontation. For some, this type of behavior is cowardly, although for people who have these types of traits, it is their way of showing their discontent towards some things, without having to face directly or face.

It is not easy to spot people who are passively aggressive since they hide quite well. They often use sarcasm or black humor to try to show in a subtle way that they do not like something, but without saying it clearly. They want the other person to understand their discomfort, or rather “guess it.”

As they are

These people often act when no one is looking and then go victim or innocent when confronted. Others you can try to discuss the actions using irony. Normally people with passive aggressive personality traits are people with low self-esteem, they have feelings of insecurity and inadequacy … they also feel an inability to express the anger they feel (which is not little) in a healthy way.

People who have passive aggressive personality traits often do not even realize that they are angry or that they feel resentful because their feelings are repressing them. Consequently, they often complain that others don’t understand them and love to play the victim … so much that it seems like it’s their comfort zone.

If you think that you are a passive aggressive person or that you know someone who can fit this personality profile, then do not miss what are the most common behaviors in a person with this type of personality traits. You will hunt it on the fly!

Denial of the truth

The passive-aggressive person rarely says what they are really thinking, which can be confusing for people on the receiving end. For example, a passive aggressive person who confronts his bad behavior , can pretend that what he did is not so bad, that the other affected person is too sensitive or even, he can pretend that he has never done anything.

Blaming others

The passive-aggressive person rarely takes responsibility for their actions. If he does not blame you for what happened, then he will blame someone else or even something else … The passive aggressive person will never accept that it is he / she who is to blame for something. If something happens, even if he is at fault, he will always try to blame others for his actions. He will try to blame the victims for any negative aspects that occur.

Confusing messages

Passive-aggressive people hide their resentment. As a result, they may seem to agree when asked to do something, but are really angry that they have been asked to do it. To alleviate some of their resentment, they may give the person making the request subtle aggressive treatment, or never comply with their request.

They don’t show anger and if they do they explode

Passive-aggressive people often hide their anger – they have plenty of aggressiveness but don’t show it! They may even appear happy most of the time. But watch out … They will act on their pent-up anger by hitting it on someone in an intrusive way. By doing so, they are letting out some of their anger without ever admitting that they are upset. 

The passive aggressive person often feels that he is being treated unfairly by others or by life in general and this makes him feel resentful. As a result, it is not uncommon for these people to engage in victim thinking . If someone gets angry about something they did, then in their mind that person is harassing them or trying to hurt them in some way. For these people, it is others who behave aggressively.

They lack limits

Passive-aggressive people tend to lack limits and gravitate towards others without limits.  As a result, they often make those who are anti-conflict the focal point of their hostilities by creating drama … So try to walk away in times of crisis !

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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