Quotes About Passive Aggressive

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“Love without sacrifice is like theft”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

Adam S. McHugh
“When introverts are in conflict with each other...it may require a map in order to follow all the silences, nonverbal cues and passive-aggressive behaviors!”
Adam S. McHugh

Criss Jami
“Anger's like a battery that leaks acid right out of me
And it starts from the heart 'til it reaches my outer me”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Edward M. Hallowell
“To let friendship die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of this weary pilgrimage." ~Samuel Johnson”
Edward M. Hallowell, Dare to Forgive: The Power of Letting Go & Moving on

Criss Jami
“Lingering, bottled-up anger never reveals the 'true colors' of an individual. It, on the contrary, becomes all mixed up, rotten, confused, forms a highly combustible, chemical compound then explodes as something foreign, something very different than one's natural self.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Tiffany Madison
“[On Female Attraction to Men in Uniform] That male military persona feeds a subconscious, passive-aggressive female desire to dominate the warrior as he is perceived an iconic example of masculinity (particularly amongst traditionally warlike cultures). The damsel in distress theme always struck me as embodying this: the hapless, innocently beautiful woman unwittingly enraptures the heroic male so completely that he would risk all to submit to her at his own peril, and quite in spite of it.”
Tiffany Madison

Robert Louis Stevenson
“Although I express myself with some degree of pleasantry, the purport of my words is entirely serious.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, New Arabian Nights

Criss Jami
“Let our information and social technologies raise awareness and not propaganda, build connections and not passive-aggression.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Bill Maher
“Not doing anything is doing something and choosing to look away is a passive but no less mortal sin.”
Bill Maher, When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

Henry Cloud
“fruit of passive-aggressive people. These people resist demands by indirect tactics. They will not take responsibility for their own choices; instead, they turn around and blame someone else for making them do it. Or they will agree to do things that they don’t really want to do, and then gripe about the person behind her back.”
Henry Cloud, Changes That Heal: How to Understand the Past to Ensure a Healthier Future

Bill Maher
“They" hate us because they feel--and "they" are not wrong--that it is within our power to do so much more, and that we practice a kind of passive-aggressive violence on the Third World. We do this by, for example, demonizing tobacco as poison here while promoting cigarettes in Asia; inflating produce prices by paying farmers not to grow food as millions go hungry worldwide; skimping on quality and then imposing tariffs on foreign products made better or cheaper than our own; padding corporate profits through Third World sweatshops; letting drug companies stand by as millions die of AIDS in Africa to keep prices up on lifesaving drugs; and on and on.

We do, upon reaching a very high comfort level, mostly choose to go from ten to eleven instead of helping another guy far away go from zero to one.

We even do it in our own country. Barbara Ehrenreich's brilliant book Nickel and Dimed describes the impossibility of living with dignity or comfort as one of the millions of minimum-wage workers in fast food, aisle-stocking and table-waiting jobs. Their labor for next to nothing ensures that well-off people can be a little more pampered.

So if we do it to our own, what chance do foreigners have?”
Bill Maher, When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

Emily Brontë
“Is she sane?’ asked Mrs. Linton, appealing to me. ‘I’ll repeat our conversation, word for word, Isabella; and you point out any charm it could have had for you.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Mary Crocker Cook
“When I consider the men (like my father) I have treated in psychotherapy, I recognize the challenge I face as a counselor. These men are in counseling due to an insistent wife, troubled child or their own addiction. They suffer a lack of connection with the people they say they love most. Chronically accused of being over controlling or emotionally absent, they feel at sea when their wives and children claim to be lonely in their presence. How can these people feel “un-loved” when (from his perspective) he has dedicated his life to their welfare?

Some of these men will express their lack of vitality and emotional engagement though endless service. They are hyperaware of the moods, needs and prefer-ences of loved ones, yet their self-neglect can be profound. This text examines how a lack of secure early attachment with caregivers can result in the tendency to self-abandon while managing connections with significant others. Their anxiety and distrust of the connection of others will manifest in anxious monitoring, over-giving, passive aggressive approaches to anger and chronic worry. For them, failure to anticipate and meet the needs of others equals abandonment.”
Mary Crocker Cook, Codependency & Men

“Trying to make her angry is like trying to find a corner on a bowling ball.”
Craig McLay, Village Books

Barbara W. Tuchman
“They resented the patronage they depended upon.”
Barbara W. Tuchman

“The Vikings thought they were big shots because they had boats. You know how obnoxious people get when they own a boat. They always want to go on the boat. "We're taking the boat out this weekend. It's supposed to be beautiful. Why don't you come? You never come. You're always working. You know how many people wish they would get invited to come on the boat? And you turn it down.”
Colin Quinn, The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America

Natalya Vorobyova
“Fine! He is being passive aggressive with me, and it's gonna backfire; I'm gonna be active friendly.”
Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Theric Jepson
“On the porch were the still-smoking remains of long-stemmed roses, evidence that someone angry and passive-aggressive didn't know Peter was out of town.”
Theric Jepson, Byuck

Jason Aaron
“Boys, tell your mother to shut her lying whore mouth before I shove the nearest apple down her throat.”
Jason Aaron, The Goddamned, Vol. 1: Before the Flood

“Passive aggressive behavior is counter productive. Communication is key to a healthy personal and work relationship.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

“Passive-Aggressive behavior consumes unnecessary time and resources. Say what you mean, let's resolve the issue, and move on to more productive tasks.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

“Passive aggressive people consistently makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

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