Friday, August 7, 2009

Passive aggression anyone?

Being passive and being aggressive...hmmm, aren't they mutually exclusive?

Don't you hate it when someone makes up a technical name for something when they could just say sulking or obstructive or obnoxious or just bone idle? For that very reason I've made great use of passive aggressive recently as a term of light-hearted abuse for Barney. Neither of us knows what it means, but it sounds impressively 21st century.

Try this fun quiz to determine whether or not you're affected by any of several personality disorders. Well, I thought it was fun anyway...

5 comments:

Shirley Wells said...

Passive aggression? Ha. I like that. :o)

I did the quiz. You're right; it's fun.

Honeysuckle said...

Hi Shirley - passive aggression is especially disturbing when you read the list of common behaviours it encompasses and realise most of us exhibit some of them most days. (I think. Either that, or I'm a particularly bad case!)

Casdok said...

Sounds sound a bit of a contradiction. But interesting.

I know i have a few personality disorders!!!

Karen said...

Hmmm. I scored low on everything except Histrionic! Not sure that's how others see me, but you never know :o)

Honeysuckle said...

Casdok - me too! Makes us more interesting - that's what I tell myself anyway...

Hi Karen - 'histrionic' sounds so insulting somehow. How dare they?