Do you display more passive, aggressive, or assertive behavior?

Posted by: PetersSmith

You know, when communicating with people and stuff...

11 Total Votes

Assertive Behavior

Characteristics of assertive behavior include expressing your feelings, needs, ideas, and rights in ways that don’t violate the rights of others. Assertive behavior is usually honest, direct, expressive, spontaneous, and self-enhancing. Assertive pe... rsons make their own choices, are confident, and feel good about themselves while being assertive and afterward. They usually achieve their goals; when they don’t, they still feel good about themselves because they know they have been straightforward. Acting assertively reinforces their good feelings about themselves, improves self-confidence, and creates free, honest, and open relationships with others   more
6 votes

Passive Behavior

This involves failing to express our wants, needs or feelings or communicating them in an indirect or apologetic way. When we fail to communicate our concerns or wishes, or express them in a hesitant, joking or self-depreciating way, other people wi... ll not know how we feel or will misinterpret our actions. As passive responders we allow others to 'walk over us' (the doormat syndrome). We allow our rights to be violated in the belief that we have fewer rights, or more responsibilities than others, and that we have less personal worth than they do. When someone makes a request of us we respond by meeting their demands even thought we might feel angry at having to do so and possibly making a bad job of it on purpose. We do this rather than tell people our objections or simply saying 'no'. Aggression, and passive or running away behaviour is often the result of the build up of feelings of frustration, anxiety and anger because we have been manipulated by others through our anxiety or guilt   more
2 votes

Aggressive Behavior

Hostile or coercive words or actions that communicate disrespect towards others constitutes aggressive behaviour. It involves standing up for one's rights and expressing one's thoughts, feelings and beliefs in a way which is usually inappropriate an... d always violates the rights of the other person. Superiority is maintained by putting others down. Aggressive behaviour is maintained through the belief that the person has more rights, but fewer responsibilities, and more personal worth than others   more
1 vote
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Circuitous Passive-Aggressive behavior

Opposition displayed in a roundabout, labyrinthine, and ambiguous manner, e.G., procrastination, dawdling, forgetfulness, inefficiency, neglect, stubbornness, indirect and devious in venting resentment and resistant behaviors. Dependent personality ... disorder, formerly known as asthenic personality disorder, is a personality disorder that is characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people. This personality disorder is a long-term condition in which people depend on others to meet their emotional and physical needs, with only a minority achieving normal levels of independence.The difference between a 'dependent personality' and a 'dependent personality disorder' is somewhat subjective, which makes diagnosis sensitive to cultural influences such as gender role expectations.A study in 2012 found that two-thirds of this disorder stemmed from genetics while one-third came from the environment   more
1 vote

Vacillating Passive-aggressive behavior

Emotions fluctuate in bewildering, perplexing, and enigmatic ways; difficult to fathom or comprehend own capricious and mystifying moods; wavers, in flux, and irresolute both subjectively and intrapsychically. Borderline personality disorder is a cl... uster-B personality disorder, the essential feature of which is a pattern of marked impulsivity and instability of affects, interpersonal relationships and self image. The pattern is present by early adulthood and occurs across a variety of situations and contexts.Other symptoms usually include intense fears of abandonment and intense anger and irritability, the reason for which others have difficulty understanding. People with BPD often engage in idealization and devaluation of others, alternating between high positive regard and great disappointment. Self-harm and suicidal behavior are common.The disorder is recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Because a personality disorder is a pervasive, enduring, and inflexible pattern of maladaptive inner experiences and pathological behavior, there is a general reluctance to diagnose personality disorders before adolescence or early adulthood. However, some emphasize that without early treatment symptoms may worsen.There is an ongoing debate about the terminology of this disorder, especially the suitability of the word "borderline"   more
1 vote

Abrasive Passive-Aggressive behavior

Contentious, intransigent, fractious, and quarrelsome; irritable, caustic, debasing, corrosive, and acrimonious, contradicts and derogates; few qualms and little conscience or remorse. (no longer a valid diagnosis in DSM) Sadistic personality disord... er was a personality disorder diagnosis involving sadism which appeared only in an appendix of the revised third edition of the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The later versions of the DSM do not include it, so it is no longer considered a valid diagnostic category. Yet some still study the disorder. Sadism is a behavioral disorder characterized by callous, vicious, manipulative, and degrading behavior expressed towards other people. To date, the exact cause of sadism is not known. However, many theories have been given to explain the possible reasons underlying the development of a sadistic personality in an individual   more
0 votes

Disconnective Passive-Aggressive behavior

Grumbling, petty, testy, cranky, embittered, complaining, fretful, vexed, and moody; gripes behind pretense; avoids confrontation; uses legitimate but trivial complaints. Depressive personality disorder is a controversial psychiatric diagnosis that ... denotes a personality disorder with depressive features. Originally included in the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-II, depressive personality disorder was removed from the DSM-III and DSM-III-R. Recently, it has been reconsidered for reinstatement as a diagnosis. Depressive personality disorder is currently described in Appendix B in the DSM-IV-TR as worthy of further study. Although no longer listed in the manual's personality disorder category, the diagnosis is included under the section “personality disorder not otherwise specified”. While depressive personality disorder shares some similarities with mood disorders such as dysthymic disorder, it also shares many similarities with personality disorders including avoidant personality disorder. Some researchers argue that depressive personality disorder is sufficiently distinct from these other conditions so as to warrant a separate diagnosis   more
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benjaminimuffin says2014-10-22T17:41:00.0178229-05:00
Most would say I'm passive
PetersSmith says2014-10-22T17:42:59.3013775-05:00
Benjaminimuffin: Do you think you're passive?
mishapqueen says2014-10-22T18:08:24.0045262-05:00
It depends on whether the person I'm with is passive, aggressive or assertive.
PetersSmith says2014-10-22T18:08:58.0907447-05:00
Of course, these questions are always "in general" but no one cares.
heyfur_1213 says2014-10-22T18:11:26.1980941-05:00
I'm assertive most of the time, sometimes aggressive.
Shield says2014-10-22T20:22:57.5410799-05:00
I care.
heyfur_1213 says2014-10-22T21:02:16.1974294-05:00
^ Because Gorilla's are caring .

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