Passive-aggressive behavior

The Fox News hosts battled each other in a passive-aggressive tiff over Trump.
The Fox News hosts had a passive-aggressive exchange over Trump coverage.
The "chief mouser" sat underneath the president's limo and reportedly refused to move during his state visit to the U.K.
The controversial right-wing pundit called Trump "gutless" and the notoriously thin-skinned president apparently couldn't handle it.
Passive aggression is motivated by a young person's fear of expressing anger directly. The passive-aggressive student believes life will only get worse if adults know of his anger, so he expresses anger indirectly.
So how can you best deal with a passive-aggressive person? While everyone exhibits passive-aggressive behavior from time
Do you have a mother-in-law or a daughter-in-law who says she is "fine" or who says nothing at all, but then starts in with obvious pouts, loud, heavy sighs and those undermining "accidental" oversights? No matter what she says or doesn't say, her actions are screaming the real truth: She is not happy with you.
Sure, females are known as nurturing creatures who can carry a child for nine months and bear innocent life to the world. But we're also known for our snarky statements, our beady stares and our not-so-nice mutters.
Siblings without rivalry are like thunder without lightening. The two just go together, although some storms are more damaging than others.
The ability to recognize passive aggressive behaviors as they are occurring is critical in helping you avoid becoming an unwitting victim of your child's destructive way of engaging you.
Call it hostile cooperation. Recognize it as compliant defiance. Feel the sugarcoating on the hostility. Teachers who encounter passive aggressive behaviors from their students often report this behavior to be more frustrating and confounding than outright aggression.
The valuable lesson I learned this year is that those who aren't man enough to say "goodbye" should be ashamed. Don't be a coward. If you want to cut someone out of your life, just tell them face to face. Give an explanation so that there can be some closure.
Anytime we mirror a child's poor behavior instead of modeling a healthier way to behave, our victories add up to long-term relationship damage and lasting hostilities.
Believe me, I don't need you to tell me that my actions in the following situation were wrong. I know it. I chose it. That's right -- like most passive-aggressive people, I was aware of what I was doing and yes, I took a little pleasure in it.
Do you ever feel like parenthood has got you engaging in the same conversations over and over again? Too often at our house, we have a recurring exchange that goes something like this...
Passive aggressive behavior thrives in many families because it is often a more comfortable -- and effective -- way of dealing with anger than honest self-expression.
It's one thing to write about helping kids make smart choices when it comes to expressing anger -- it's another thing to watch an emotional situation play out right before your eyes.