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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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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On the basis of previous research we hypothesize that: 1) Current smoking would be associated with significantly higher odds of having a PREV [greater than or equal to] 75 in the avoidant, histrionic, and passive-aggressive personality patterns (Fernandez del Rio, Becona et al., 2010), 2) Non-smoking was associated with significantly higher odds of having a PREV [greater than or equal to] 75 on the compulsive scale, as concluded by previous studies (Fernandez del Rio, Becona et al., 2010; Zvolensky et al., 2011), and, 3) Relations between these personality patterns and smoking would be largely accounted for by nicotine dependence, as previous works has suggested (Kalliakou & Joseph, 2000; Williams et al., 1996).
This indicated that Paranoid and Passive-aggressive personality disorders in Chinese college students had some dramatic and emotional characteristics.
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