Passive Aggressive Communication



People who must deal with Passive Aggressive Communication Behaviors know this dysfunction is known as Crazy Making!

Indirect messages are challenging and difficult to understand. And, often these mixed up messages cause conflicts in relationships at home, school, workplace, and with family and friends. As well, passive aggression is tactic narcissist use to gain control of a conversation and bully others. Don’t let others with poor communication skills derail you ever again! Learn the patterns and step in to redirect conversations for positive results. This Guide Will Give Strategies for Coping with Conflicts and Finding Resolution!

You will Learn…

  • How passive-aggressive behaviors are expressed.
  • How to confront and handle conflicts successfully.
  • How to resolve communication issues with clarity.

Use this in the Workplace, at School, and for ALL Environments.
Works with peers, teachers, students, employers, family & friends!

Practical Applications:

  • Identify Types of Passive-Aggressive Messages
  • Clarify Misunderstandings with Perception Checks
  • Discern Messages to Communicate Successfully
  • Understand Solutions for Addressing Interactions
  • Manage Your Behavior for a Win-Win Approach

Lesson Objectives:

  • Acquire Skills to Enhance Interpersonal Relationships
  • Assess Behaviors for Communication Best Practices
  • Understand How Perceptions Affect All Interactions
  • Critique To Find Resolution for Challenging Interactions
  • Develop Awareness for Non-verbal Body Language Uses
  • Discern, Evaluate & Clarify Message Content & Context

Includes YOUR TURN to Respond Exercises!

Passive-Aggressive Behaviors

  • Definition
  • Words and Phrases to Describe

Types of Passive-Aggressive Messages

  • Examples with critical thinking exercises
  • Learn why people use passive-aggressive behaviors
  • How to stop passive-aggressive behavior cycles

Perception Checks Clarify Misunderstandings

  • Action Steps, Explanations and Examples
  • Practice Perception Checks

How to Cope with Conflict

  • What is Conflict?
  • The Facts of Conflict
  • Conflict Presents Positive Outcomes

A Win-Win Approach to Conflict

  • Use “I” Statements
  • Confront the Issues
  • Find Solutions
  • Identify and Communicate Your Needs
  • Listen to Others
  • Share Problem-Resolution Responsibilities

Be Proactive, and Protect Yourself
Knowledge Check ~ Quick Quiz

Ideas for Use Include:

  • As an overhead to share with groups
  • As a handout to pre-check knowledge
  • To introduce critical thinking development
  • As a discussion starter or class opener
  • As a group project based learning
  • As an independent assignment
  • Use in the workplace too

Size: 28 Pages / Format: PDF