I culled this interesting article on Psychology.com. It resonates with me and I hope it dies with you.
Passive aggression is a deliberate and masked way of expressing covert feelings of anger. It involves a variety of behaviors designed to get back at another person without the other recognizing the underlying anger.
I’ll Get it to You Tomorrow
Postponing, procrastination, and stalling are all classic passive aggressive tactics at work. The more an employee can verbally agree to a task, but behaviorally delay its completion, the more he can interrupt work flow and frustrate those who rely on him.
I Never Got the Message
Passive aggressive workers are often burdened by temporary hearing loss, convenient loss of sight, and bad memories when it comes to fulfilling workplace responsibilities. Other common sayings that may signal passive aggressive task avoidance may include:
• “I must not have heard you say that”
• “I didn’t see the e-mail”
• “I forgot to put it on your desk”
No One Ever Told Me
As a close relative of the excuse, “I wasn’t trained on how to do that,” “No one told me” is a common phrase of the passive aggressive worker, to justify undone work and incomplete tasks. By claiming ignorance, the covertly hostile worker shirks responsibility onto the shoulders of others.
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