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Dear Poll: Passive or Pushy?

If you take a second to note of the different personalities of your friends, I bet some of them couldn't be more opposite. But that's one of the great things about having a big group of friends — everyone is different. In my group, I have one incredibly pushy friend and one incredibly passive friend. While I love them both, each personality trait can be equally draining. My pushy friend is needy and opinionated while my passive friend never makes an effort and waits for everyone to come to her, but I of course accept them for who they are. I'm sure we all have a little bit of both in us, but which personality trait do you most relate to?

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ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that i have both qualities. i find that depending on who i'm with, i can be either and have it be a good balance
nicklegoat nicklegoat 7 years
I'm a bit o both. Sometimes the push overrides the passive part and other times the passive overrides.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 7 years
I can be both. I'm usually pretty take charge, but not in a pushy, confrontational way though.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Generally, I'm passive. But more often than not, I do get my way. I assert myself in a passive, non-confrontational manner. It works. :)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
I'm not pushy - I'm assertive.
BabeeGrl BabeeGrl 7 years
Both- who you get depends on how you treat me and the situation. I won't go out of my way to make sure I am involved in things others are doing but I do plan lots of things myself. I don't often seek out people, rather make ops for them to join me, I will sign up for things when they are going on though. I am not so much confrontational but know how to confront. I don't let people treat me badly or my children for that matter. I teach them in life you will encounter difficult people. Just cause they are difficult does not mean you have to be, rather approach them kindly yet firmly with your views.
BabeeGrl BabeeGrl 7 years
Both- who you get depends on how you treat me and the situation. I won't go out of my way to make sure I am involved in things others are doing but I do plan lots of things myself. I don't often seek out people, rather make ops for them to join me, I will sign up for things when they are going on though. I am not so much confrontational but know how to confront. I don't let people treat me badly or my children for that matter. I teach them in life you will encounter difficult people. Just cause they are difficult does not mean you have to be, rather approach them kindly yet firmly with your views.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I can be both but definitely more passive.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 7 years
I can definitely be both, and it depends on my relationship with the person I am either being pushy or passive with.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
Passive, I usually don't show enough interest for my friends' liking.
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
I'm passive..
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
I'm passive..
Mesayme Mesayme 7 years
I think I'm equally both. Or the treasured title these days is 'passive-aggressive'...sure,whatever. I think I've learned to act appropriately with regards to the situation and person I'm dealing with. I'm passive with generally nice people but pushy (shove-y even) when I'm dealing with a real bitch.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 7 years
I'm more passive.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 7 years
I'm more passive.
awkwardturtle awkwardturtle 7 years
Im passive because I can be very stubborn and I can be pushy as well because sometimes my mouth gets the best of me
aprilmayjune4 aprilmayjune4 7 years
I'm pushy. I have a tendency to assume things, so if I don't ask people what they meant by their statements, I'll drive myself crazy with my own thoughts.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 7 years
I'm pushy, and so is my boyfriend, and we tend to attract passive people, then get fed up when we're the only ones in our social circle that attempt to plan anything.
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 7 years
I'm definitely passive. I hate confrontation. Bad, I know!
Fallen85 Fallen85 7 years
It depends on the situation but I'm probably more pushy. My boyfriend is very passive so it works well.
italianblonde italianblonde 7 years
I'm definitely more passive than pushy and I like it that way :)
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 7 years
It depends on who I'm with. If I'm in a group of pretty dominant people, I'll take a backseat. But if someone needs to step up and be the leader, I can be pretty pushy lol.
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 7 years
Pretty passive, but not extremely. Except in fights or disagreements. Then I get pretty worked up-I can throw quite the fit if I so choose. Also, there's a typo in here. It should say "I possess both traits equally." Sorry, I know how annoying it is to point that out, but I'm just a grammar nerd!
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 7 years
Pretty passive, but not extremely. Except in fights or disagreements. Then I get pretty worked up-I can throw quite the fit if I so choose.Also, there's a typo in here. It should say "I possess both traits equally." Sorry, I know how annoying it is to point that out, but I'm just a grammar nerd!
babysoftpink babysoftpink 7 years
probably pushy... it just builds in me...
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