Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fact of the Day: Passive-Aggressive Origin

The first major study of passive-aggressive behavior came during World War II. An Army psychiatrist named William C. Menninger noted how many soldiers weren't openly defiant, but would use clever ways of immaturity to get around following orders. 

8 comments:

shwet said...

Good information!
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Simple Girl said...

Good post :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, passive-aggressiveness is the favoured tool of the young, immature and powerless of any age.

Al Penwasser said...

Immaturity? Oh, yeah, I do immaturity.
Pull my finger?

Pat Hatt said...

Always a work around it would seem

Martha said...

Interesting info.

Fundy Blue said...

Oh, Lord, third graders were masters at passive aggression!