Passive Aggression: Definition & Examples


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Passive-aggressive people communicate their feelings in an open and direct manner.

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1. Stonewalling is _____.

2. The intent of a passive-aggressive person is to _____ the situation to their favor.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of passive aggressive behavior. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of stonewalling and the main purpose of using passive aggression.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Definition of passive aggression
  • Intent of individuals displaying this behavior
  • Explanation of stonewalling

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as stonewalling
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of abuse that characterizes passive aggression
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about character traits that accompany passive aggression

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Passive Aggression: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the definition of passive aggression
  • Understand causes of this personality type
  • Identify passive aggressive behaviors
  • Explain the term defense mechanism