Aggressive Behavior: Definition, Types & Signs


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What are aggressive behaviors?

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1. What are reactive aggressive behaviors?

2. What are proactive aggressive behaviors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

People can show aggressive behavior in a number of ways and for different reasons. This quiz will gauge your understanding of the ways in which a person may display aggressive behaviors, as well as terms such as reactive aggressive behaviors and proactive aggressive behaviors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will assess your knowledge of:

  • What aggressive behaviors are
  • Types of aggressive behaviors
  • Warning signs associated with aggressive behaviors
  • Examples of aggressive behaviors

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about aggressive behaviors in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as reactive aggressive behaviors and proactive aggressive behaviors
  • Information recall - access the knowledge that you have gained regarding the signs associated with a person displaying aggressive behaviors

Additional Learning

Learn more about aggressive behaviors by reviewing the corresponding lesson on Types and Characteristics of Aggressive Behavior. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define aggressive behavior
  • Distinguish between reactive and proactive types of aggressive behavior
  • Explores examples of aggressive behavior
  • Recognize the signs and risks of aggressive behavior