The term passive aggressive gets thrown around a lot so for the record: passive aggressive behavior stems from an inability to express anger or disappointment in a healthy way.
I used to be passive aggressive and occasionally have tendencies but as I age it’s easy to see how silly misdirecting my anger is. I’ve learned to either talk directly to the person with whom I’m angry or end the relationship. The second option may sound a little harsh and there are always exceptions to everything but if a relationship is not feeding the soul in a positive manner than why keep it.
Amanda mentioned how thoughtful all of my commentors are (your comments are indeed incredibly thoughtful, thank you) so I have two questions for you all:
1) If you have been passive aggressive, how did you ‘cure’ yourself?
2) If someone in your life is passive aggressive, how have you handled it?