Passive aggressive: Defination of the behavioural disorder of man and woman.

Disorder Passive aggressive Behavior

Passive aggressive

Passive aggressive or negativistic personality, are considered personality disorder and are not part of the traditional DSM IV criteria  persons with this disorder  typically appear to be  inept or passive, but these behaviors are  designed to avoid taking responsibility or to be controlled by others or to control others or be punished or to punish  others. Passive aggressive behavior is very evident in people who show inefficency or procrastination, or unrealistic protest or disability. Frequently Such people when trust upon a task which they do not want to be a part of or perfornm them accept it and at the end they will undermine the very completion of the task assigned. . These behaviors are thought to be designed to deny or the  hostility or aruguments over  disagreements that might arise. Most people who exhibit passive aggressive are prone to a whole host of behaviors which lend to the positive diagnosis of the condition. Some of these behaviors are; procrastination, ambiguity, learned helplessness, avoiding responsibility for unfinished projects and work by claiming forgetfulness, blaming others, complaining, sullenness, stubbornness, non stop complaining, lateness and unpunctuality, a tendency of not expressing feelings of hostility or anger openly and instead using indirect means such as by leaving notes, an inherent fear of authority, competition, chronic lying on even the most banal and insignificant things, a fear of intimacy and dependency on others, these people may also use infidelity as way of acting out there suppressed anger and there inherent nature of jealousy and untrust in there life partners. These people are also known to foster ideas of chaos but do not act them out openly, they exhibit an intentional inefficiency, and are prone to sarcasm and procrastination. A negativist or passive aggressive person may not exhibit all these traits all the time and may in some cases even exhibit other traits which are not usually associated with people suffering from this personality disorder.

This tendency of passive aggressive people to not complete an assigned task in time is a sort of defense mechanism for them and comes unconsciously. That is they act out these tendencies of inefficiency unwillingly. This personality disorder was initially listed as a Axis II personality disorder in the dsm II criteria but was eventually moved to DSMIV appendix B, since there has been lots of controversy regarding its categorization. Many notable psychiatrist believe that passive aggression is not really a disorder but instead a behavior of unmotivated people which lets them side step and avoid unpleasant work, and at the same time they even manage to dodge confrontation related to non completion of the task, it is considered in pathological light only if done repeatedly. People who exhibit such a behavior are generally taken aback when reminded of there inefficiencies and discomfort caused by this behavior of there’s as they tend to exhibit this in a unconscious frame of mind. Since negativists fail to admit to this behavior easily when confronted, feel even more misunderstood and tend to recluse even further. Treatment for passive aggression is difficult as efforts to convince them of there disorder is genrally met with explicit resistance. No pharmacological treatment as of now exists and other behavioral therapies have proven ineffective. Research is an ongoing process.