Passive-Aggressive vs Assertive Communication


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What type of communication does an individual who feels powerless use to undermine the person with power?

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1. What would someone communicating passive-aggressively NOT do?

2. How does a person engage in assertive communication?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the difference between passive-aggressiveness and assertiveness? To see what you know about these modes of communication and their traits, use the worksheet/quiz combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the multiple-choice quiz to gauge your comprehension of:

  • Forms of assertive communication
  • An example of passive-aggressive communication
  • Type of communication an individual who feels powerless might use to undermine the person with power
  • What someone who is communicating passive-aggressively would do

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on passive-aggressiveness vs assertiveness
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as assertive communication and passive-aggressive communication
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an example of passive-aggressive communication

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, use the lesson titled Passive-Aggressive vs Assertive Communication to cover the following objectives:

  • Review dysfunctional types of communication
  • Identify the four modes of communication
  • Examine the negative effects of passive-aggressiveness