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    Unhappy What's the meaning of'passive aggressively'?

    What's the meaning of'passive aggressively'?
    It is the sentence'I'm so sick of Gretchen's passive aggressive behavior. Instead of telling me that she didn't like how I wrote the report, she just omitted it from the presentation.'
    I don't really understand what is the phrase mean.Help me,Thank U.


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    Re: What's the meaning of'passive aggressively'?

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamFounder View Post
    What's the meaning of'passive aggressively'?
    It is the sentence'I'm so sick of Gretchen's passive aggressive behavior. Instead of telling me that she didn't like how I wrote the report, she just omitted it from the presentation.'
    I don't really understand what is the phrase mean.Help me,Thank U.
    Gretchen's passive aggressive behavior is that she didn't positively tell me that she didn't like my report; instead, she passively (and purposely) didn't mention my report from the presentation.

    I'm not so good at expressing myself in English since I'm as good as you're Chinese. If you couldn't get it, let's wait for more aids from other members of experts.


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    Re: What's the meaning of'passive aggressively'?

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamFounder View Post
    What's the meaning of'passive aggressively'?
    It is the sentence'I'm so sick of Gretchen's passive aggressive behavior. Instead of telling me that she didn't like how I wrote the report, she just omitted it from the presentation.'
    I don't really understand what is the phrase mean.Help me,Thank U.

    "Passive aggressive" behaviour is that of an inassertive person who resents their treatment but continues to accept it while showing their resentment through poor work and dissatisfied behaviour. So Gretchen in your example is demonstrating the behaviour by not discussing the report and by omitting in from the presentation.

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