Question by  worker3052 (28)

Is silence considered a passive-aggressive behavior?

What are some other p-a behaviors?


Answer by  timeismoney (994)

Silence can be passive-aggressive, but only when it is an expression of anger or resentment, such as when it might be a deliberate attempt to avoid engaging with someone.


Answer by  DanielleG (219)

It can be, but not always. Other passive aggressive behaviors would be agreeing to do something and then not doing it, messing up a person's work behind their back after they finish and not confessing, mocking authority, jealousy, criticizing them in front of a superior, whining and sulking or other sullen behaviors.


Answer by  PHOAT (645)

Absolutely. If one is silence during a conflict when the other person is trying to process a problem it absolutely is passive aggressive, and manipulative! Silence is also used as a way to increase the anxiety in another person.


Answer by  Deepz (121)

It is considered as a passive- aggressive behaviour. Not doing things properly instead of saying "I dont want to do it" ; when asked to do something which a person dislikes ia a p-a behaviour

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