How Passive-Aggressive Are You?

LIFESTYLE

By: Steven Miller

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Are you direct and to-the-point, or do your words often not match how you truly feel about something? If your compliments include subtle insults, there's a good chance that you might be "Big Time PA."

Have you ever said "Yes" to something, but then your actions made it clear that you meant "No"?

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Are you direct with your words or do they require people to discover some hidden meaning?

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Would you consider yourself to be a sarcastic person?

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Which response to a friend's new outfit (which you think is ugly) sounds most like you?

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You are really upset, how does it look like you are feeling to others?

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Does the phrase, "I hate you, don't leave me" fit you at all?

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Your coworker gets a promotion after you have been waiting for one for many years, what do you say to them?

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Do you complain a lot about how unfairly you are treated?

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Do you tend to talk about other people behind their backs?

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When was the last time someone told you that you tend to say one thing but mean the exact opposite?

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Do you tend to procrastinate on things you agreed to do but don't really want to do?

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Is it fair to say that you send mixed messages on a regular basis?

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Are you more wishy-washy or firm and direct in the way you speak?

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When was the last time someone told you to "get to the point"?

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Do you give people the silent treatment when you are upset with them?

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When was the last time you shook your head and walked away in the middle of a conversation?

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Do you pout?

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Do you pretend to be more confident than you actually are?

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Do you tend to show up on time or are you chronically late?

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How forgetful are you?

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How masterful are you at sabotaging projects through procrastination and dragging your feet?

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How often to you make up stories to get out of something?

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How many lies do you tell in an average day?

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How regularly do you start a sentence with something along the lines of "I don't want to sound mean, but..."?

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Is it common for you to make wistful wishing statements like "It would have been great if we could have gotten that done today, but I guess it's not going to happen"?

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If you were upset with a family member, are you more likely to bring up the issue or stay silent about it?

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Do you tend to do a crappy job on things you don't want to do?

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Are you skilled at producing subtle insults?

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How often does your real mood match how you carry yourself in the world?

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Would you consider yourself to be a stubborn person?

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