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7 Ways to Keep Their Passive-Aggression from Driving You Nuts!  Dr. Rhoberta Shaler

7 Ways to Keep Their Passive-Aggression from Driving You Nuts! Dr. Rhoberta Shaler

Update: 2019-03-17
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You need to learn how to side-step toxic, passive-aggressive behavior, and save your sanity, right? Today's episode gives you 7 ways to do just that.


Other episodes have talked about important aspects of being in relationship with a passive-aggressive person, and about what to do if you are being passive-aggressive. Now, how to protect yourself from the toxicity of passive-aggressive behavior coming from someone else!


You feel the energetic hit of their toxic behavior, but strangely, most folks immediately question themselves. That's where you have to start making changes. Once you recognize the passive-aggression, you can then do things differently yourself. That's where your power lies.


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Passive-aggressive behavior is covert--stealthy, underground, and under-handed. You feel it, but you're not often certain what it is that's bothering you. Until you do! That's why I've written so much about it, and devoted several episodes to it. Once you know clearly what it is, you will feel empowered in the face of it. Maybe not immediately, but that will be the result if you step up and use these seven tips all the time.


Passive-aggressive people can make chaos out of thin air. Actually, they are secretly delighted to do so. It gives them power over others. They haven't learned to approach situations, feelings, relationship, or communication directly, so they do it indirectly. Hence, the chaos!


HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY'S EPISODE:

  • Do not try to win or apply reason when confronting passive-aggressive behavior.
  • Do not join in the hostility.
  • Know your boundaries, and express and maintain them, no matter what resistance you experience.
  • Examine what might be your fault, and own it. Reject what is not, and say so.
  • Do not engage in blame. This only exacerbates arguments.
  • Remember that passive-aggressive behavior coming towards you is not about you.
  • You need help to see the patterns, because when you're a participant in the relationship, they are very hard to see.



I hope this help you see that more clearly. If you need help with this, I'm here for you.


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I hope this empowers you to make positive changes NOW.


Talk soon.

Rhoberta


Rhoberta Shaler, PhD,

The Relationship Help Doctor

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7 Ways to Keep Their Passive-Aggression from Driving You Nuts!  Dr. Rhoberta Shaler

7 Ways to Keep Their Passive-Aggression from Driving You Nuts! Dr. Rhoberta Shaler