Passive–aggressive behavior

What is Passive–aggressive behavior?

It is an indirect expression of hostility, such as through procastination, sarcasm, hostile jokes, stubbornness, resentment, sullenness, or delebrate or repeated failure to accomplish requested task for which one is responsible.

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Dear Doctor , from last 10months, i have been noticing my mother aged 48 ,behaving very abnormal, aggressive,voilient. She underwent 2 surgeries...

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This does not appears to me as PAPD. There are few possibilities like depression with psychotic features, rapid cycling bipolar affective disorder...

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srinivas chakravarthy:::HI, I am a male, 37 year old, married and working. I have had issues on and off with my work pver the last 11 years. After...

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Yes you are right in identifying your problem to some extent. To be accurate, I would call it problem with authority rather than passive aggressive...

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Is passive aggressive behavior a symptom of generalized anxiety disorder? I think I may have generalized anxiety disorder, as I have frequent...

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I read your query and can understand your distress regarding your symptoms. Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition where a person unduly...

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