passive-aggressive personality


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passive-aggressive personality

[′pas·iv ə′gres·iv ‚pərs·ən′al·əd·ē]
(psychology)
A personality disorder characterized by the passive expression of hostility and aggressiveness, as by stubbornness, pouting, or inefficiency.
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Kantor, a psychiatrist working in private practice and residency training programs at hospitals, explains passive-aggression and passive-aggressive personality disorder, focusing on why passive-aggressives get so angry, why they canAEt express it directly, and how they express it, to show the characteristics of this disorder and how to help individuals.
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The DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) describes some symptoms of the passive-aggressive personality as including:
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In addition, the majority had Axis II features and traits, particularly an antisocial personality (60%), and a negativistic or passive-aggressive personality (51%).
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