Passive-Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace


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What is an example of passive-aggressive behavior in the workplace?

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1. Select the best way of handling passive-aggressive behavior with a coworker.

2. When confronting an issue with a passive-aggressive coworker, what do we do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is designed to test what you know about passive-aggressive behavior in the workplace and how to handle it. You'll review common forms of passive-aggressive behavior and how to confront coworkers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is created to review your understanding of:

  • Examples of passive-aggressive workplace behaviors
  • Good ways to handle passive-aggressive behavior with coworkers
  • How to confront a situation
  • When a supervisor should be involved

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how to handle passive-aggressive behavior with coworkers and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - see if you remember when a supervisor should be involved
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about setting healthy boundaries when confronting a coworker with passive-aggressive tendencies to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

If you are looking for more information on this topic, you'll find it in the lesson called Passive-Aggressive Behavior in the Workplace. This lesson offers a more comprehensive review of:

  • Defining passive-aggressive behavior
  • Specific examples of passive-aggressive behavior
  • Why experts say passive-aggressive behavior happens in the workplace
  • Focusing on the meaning, not the delivery
  • How emotion can affect our responses