Are You Passive-Aggressive?

Brian Whitney

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About This Quiz

Being aggressive isn't cool. The best way to be in life is to be forgiving, mellow, and zen, but that is not always possible, and that is where aggression comes in.

Pretty much every war that has ever started has been because people have been too aggressive, and if you are in any relationship, whether it be with your friends, your family, or the one you love, you know how much a big fight can be a drag. In fact, there is probably only one thing worse than dealing with an aggressive person, and that is dealing with someone who is passive-aggressive:  it could mess up your mind.

People that are passive-aggressive get just as mad at you as aggressive people do, but you are never really sure. They might pout and pretend that they aren't, they might procrastinate and pretend they aren't: basically, they will play any mind game that they can think of to get back at you, without ever letting you know. Passive-aggressive people are pretty much the ninjas and Jedis of the world; you can't win because you don't even know you are fighting them.  

So where are you on the passive-aggressive scale? Take this quiz to find out. 

When you are mad at someone, do you not finish chores on purpose?

Do you always pay your debts?

When you borrow something, do you always return it?

Have you ever taken anything from someone who "deserved it"?

Do you withhold compliments from people if you are mad at them?

Do you tell people when you are mad at them?

Do you tell your significant other your plans at the last minute?

How often do you say "Whatever!"?

Do you occasionally have huge blowups that come out of nowhere?

Are you ever sarcastic?

If you don't want to do something, do you say you will do it and then not follow through?

Do you ever talk quietly so people can't hear you on purpose?

Do people say you like to play the victim?

Do you often complain about things?

Do you ever enjoy it secretly when people seem worried about you?

Do you always tell the truth?

Do you think you confuse people?

What do you do when you are mad at someone?

Are you afraid of being alone?

Are you afraid of being dependent on other people?

What do you do if your boss was hard on you?

Your significant other is always worried about being late, how do you handle it?

Could you beat a lie detector test?

When you get mad at someone do you give them the silent treatment?

Do you ever walk away in the middle of an argument?

Do people in your life have unrealistic expecations of you?

Do you sometimes feel superior to people, but you don't want to let them know?

Do you like working as part of a team?

If you could get someone to do what you want by telling them what they want to hear, would you?

Do you feel like you have to be on guard all the time, even with people close to you?

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