Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder Symptoms

Do you have any symptoms of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder? Do you even know what they are? Learn more about each symptom of this condition below and what to do if you think you may have Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder.


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Symptoms of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

If you experience any of these symptoms, do not assume it is due to passive-aggressive personality disorder. These symptoms may be caused by other, less serious health conditions.

Symptoms include:

  • Contradictory and inconsistent behavior-An individual with passive-aggressive personality disorder may appear enthusiastic to carry out others' requests, but he purposely performs in a manner that is not useful and sometimes even damaging.
  • Intentional avoidance of responsibility. Some behaviors that may be used to avoid responsibility include:
    • Procrastination-to delay or postpone needlessly and intentionally
    • Deliberate inefficiency-purposefully performing in an incompetent manner
    • Forgetfulness
  • Feelings of resentment toward others
  • Stubbornness
  • Argumentative, sulky, and hostile, especially toward authority figures
  • Easily offended
  • Resentful of useful suggestions from others
  • Blames others
  • Chronically impatient
  • Unexpressed anger or hostility

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