I don’t like people behaving passive aggressively. I don’t think they realize they’re doing it a lot of the time.
Trying not to be something or to do something is harder than being or doing something else.
Instead of trying not to be passively aggressive you could try being actively considerate or compassionate. Or if the other person is being passively aggressive you could try suggesting they try being considerate or compassionate.
I just found it interesting and helpful to write out the opposite of passive aggressive. Being actively considerate or compassionate seems like a strategy I like and illustrates how annoying passive aggression can be, as if we didn’t already know.
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