How do you deal with Passive-Aggression?

Passive-Aggression annoys the hell out of me. even when I do it every once in a while, I give myself an internal slap in the face.
How do you confront "indirect confrontation"?

  • Ignore them
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  • Be passive-aggressive back
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  • Directly confront them on their behaviour
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  • Other
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Most Helpful Girl

  • Ugh, I hate passive agressive people, they're the worst, I know quite a few. It bugs me how they can't just be straight up aggressive, that'd be loads better. And they often don't realize that I do notice that they're being passive aggressive. I usually don't have the guts to confront them cause it's usually authorities who are like that but I have noticed that I sometimes tend to be passive aggressive right back at them. Fight fire with fire!


Most Helpful Guy

What Girls Said 1

  • Ignoring them helps! But they'd get offended for being ignored too. Feeling guilty hurts them. I dont like emotionally weird people like that.


What Guys Said 2

  • Passive-aggressive behavior is essentially not doing what I want before I ask it a few times.
    Since I never owned any slaves it's not a problem. I'm used to it. Most of the times I'll do myself what I think has to be done.

    Of course, for some whites North of Mason Dixon it's a problem.

  • Situation depends!