What Is Passive Aggressiveness?

Sometimes people tell me that they find that someone in their life engages in passive aggression, or they may tell me that someone else has told them that they themselves can be passive aggressive and wonder what it is. The following video by Dr Chris Heath explains this concept very nicely. Essentially passive aggressiveness is often an indirect communication from one person to another when they don't feel comfortable expressing their anger or annoyance over something, or they may feel that they are unable to express their anger and instead engage in communications that get the other person to feel angry instead. The secret is to be more honest in our communication. Sometimes it can be hard to tell others that we love that we are angry with them about something. However, it usually comes out indirectly. It is still possible though to communicate our anger respectfully, it just means you have to select your words carefully and make sure that the message is well received