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Dear Poll: Are You Passive-Aggressive?

As I learned last week, many of you shy away from confrontation, but since it's impossible to avoid altogether, something tells me that a few of you take the passive-aggressive approach. We all come with our own set of defense mechanisms, and being passive-aggressive is a very common one when you're just too shy or afraid to be direct and honest in a vulnerable situation. As you all know I'm pretty forthcoming, but what about you? Do you consider yourself to be passive-aggressive?


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calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
i hate passive-agresive people too. honesty is the best policy. you should always be straight forward.
watereatsrock watereatsrock 8 years
I will only be passive aggressive when Im at work, so I can keep my job. Other wise I really think that type of behavior is for cowards. "If you stand for nothing, you'll fall for everything"
AmandaKrups AmandaKrups 8 years
I don't like confrontation, so I would say yes...sometimes.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
It depends!
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I try not to be, but it depends. I mean, we've all been there...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
It depends on the situation, and the person I'm dealing with.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
sometimes. It depends on the topic and situation.
Marci Marci 8 years
Not as a rule, no. But I'm sure there have been times when I've inadvertently taken that route.
ohkate ohkate 8 years
to a fault ): although I'm getting past it.
austerity austerity 8 years
Absolutely not, and I really look down on passive-aggressive people (no offense). That kind of behavior is for cowards. Such people remind me of Gollum (in LOTR). Either be prepared to face someone, or don't show your aggression at all. Maybe it's because I'm a Leo, but I tend to face people! It is entirely possible to tell someone to their face what's bothering you while still being respectful...but not everybody has the courage to do that.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
i think it all depends on the situation...
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I was always accused of it by my ex, but I didn't even realize I was doing it. He used to do it a lot too, though. Either way, direct or indirect, we'd always end up fighting...
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