(Excerpt from Dr. Judith Orloff's national bestseller
The Power of Surrender: Let Go and Energize Your Relationships, Success, and Well-Being)
Passive aggression is a form of anger, except the anger is expressed with a smile instead of the typical expressions. Passive aggressive people are experts at sugar coating hostility. They often use procrastination, bumbling inefficiency, and the exasperating excuse of “I forgot” to avoid commitments or let you down. They appear eager to please, but know exactly how to make you mad. They can be infuriating because of their seductive or innocent veneers.
Here are some examples: