mental health


Question by  jths81367 (12)

Is it passive aggressive behavior when someone is refusing to respond in a conversation?

My husband does this all the time.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Yes, it is. It could also be a reaction for which someone would rather avoid speaking at all than risk an argument.


Answer by  katmandu (190)

If he doesn't give you any indication why he is not responding, then yes it is. Perhaps he doesn't want to say what he is really thinking or feeling, but by not doing that, he is making you guess and getting to you in the process.


Answer by  John (9008)

This is classic passive-agressive behavior. Anytime someone uses being passive as a weapon, they are being passive-aggressive. This often includes simply refusing to respond to conversation when the person is angry or disagrees with something that was said.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

This fits the definition of passive agressive but it also can fit untreated/diagnosed hearing loss and attention deficit disorders among others -- get this checked out if possible.


Answer by  henners (568)

It definitely can be a passive-aggressive behavior when an individual is refusing to respond in a conversation, but it could also mean they really just don't care.


Answer by  jaison23 (172)

This behaviour must be because he might have ego towards you, hence this must be treated by consulting a psycharist.

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