3 Unlikely Ways to Shut Down a Passive-Aggressive Conversation
Stop playing these shady, passive-aggressive games! Right? It's not that easy.
In this episode, you'll hear three better ways for you to bring clarity to a conversation that is going down that shady, #passiveaggressive path.
If you have a relationship with someone--a friend, parent, sibling, partner, co-worker--whose weapon of choice is a passive-aggressive remark or behavior, you know just what I'm talking about in today's episode. Their comment hits you and, at first, it almost sounds logical, and maybe even justified. But, then you realize that you're confused and strangely annoyed...and, it all happened in a split second.
What a passive-aggressive person says is not neutral. It's charged with underlying anger, often in the form of resentment or entitlement that the speaker may not even recognize or admit to. That anger is often hidden in the way the words are delivered. Sometimes, it's served up while the person looks you straight in the eyes, defying you to make a fuss.
Is this at all familiar?
Then, these three ways to respond that can slowly put an end to either the passive-aggressive behavior, or to them thinking they are ever going to get away with it, will help you.
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HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY'S EPISODE:
- Passive-aggressive words and behaviors are sneaky ways of trying to exert power over you.
- Why when one person stops playing the passive-aggressive game, the game has to end.
- Why you need to speak up
- How to speak up
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