Why Are People So Passive-Aggressive?


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Humans are complicated: a tangled web of amazing biology and bad behaviours. This illustrated field guide will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate the lying, jealous and judgmental tendencies of your fellow humans. This week we explore passive-aggressive behaviour, the act of expressing aggression indirectly.

BrainCraft was created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do.

This episode was written by Bahar Gholipour and filmed by Dominique Taylor. Animations by Vanessa Hill.

Lane, C (2009), The Surprising History of Passive–aggressive Personality Disorder https://sites.northwestern.edu/christopher-lane/files/2016/08/lanedocpapd2009-24w8s9n.pdf

Edward McIlduff et al: Understanding and contending with passive‐aggressive behaviour in teams and organizations: https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/02683940010378072

Preventing Rejection study: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/8436709_Tactical_Differences_in_Coping_With_Rejection_Sensitivity_The_Role_of_Prevention_Pride

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: The Demise of a Syndrome


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