Passive anger may be expressed within the following methods:
Dispassion, similar to giving somebody the chilly shoulder or a faux smile, wanting unconcerned or “sitting on the fence” whereas others kind issues out, dampening emotions with substance abuse, overreacting, oversleeping, not responding to another’s anger, frigidity, indulging in sexual practices that depress spontaneity and make objects of contributors, giving inordinate quantities of time to machines, objects or mental pursuits, speaking of frustrations however displaying no feeling.
Evasiveness, similar to turning one’s again in a disaster, avoiding battle, not arguing again, changing into phobic.
Defeatism, similar to setting folks up for failure, selecting unreliable folks to depend upon, being accident inclined, underachieving, sexual impotence, expressing frustration at insignificant issues however ignoring severe ones.
Obsessive conduct, similar to needing to be inordinately clear and tidy, making a behavior of regularly checking things, over-dieting or overeating, demanding that every one jobs be achieved completely.
Psychological manipulation, similar to scary folks to aggression after which patronizing them, scary aggression however staying on the sidelines, emotional blackmail, false tearfulness, feigning sickness, sabotaging relationships, utilizing sexual provocation, utilizing a 3rd social gathering to convey detrimental emotions, withholding cash or assets.
Secretive conduct, similar to stockpiling resentments which might be expressed behind folks’s backs, giving the silent therapy or under-the-breath mutterings, avoiding eye contact, placing folks down, gossiping, nameless complaints, poison pen letters, stealing, and conning.
Self-blame, similar to apologizing too usually, being overly crucial, inviting criticism.