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How to Protect Yourself from Power Passive Persons

Updated on April 10, 2015

How can you deal with a power passive type of person? Here are some important things to consider

  1. Hostility – The first thing to do is to identify the phenomenon or the behavior. After recognizing the signs of hostility, it will embolden you to manage it. One of the common mistakes of many people is that they are too lenient. Bear in mind that if you give into a passive behavior, you are going to lose your options. It is important to perceive it as a power struggle.
  2. Set limits – Clarify that you do not tolerate being mistreated such as if the person always bothers you for being late or anything negative thing he does.
  3. Talk specifically – If you want to confront a passive person, stay clear regarding that issue. The danger in this scenario is when a statement becomes too global.
  4. Assertive Communication – Remember that there is an aggressive communication and there is also passive communication, but take note that there is also passive-aggressive communication. None of these forms of communication is effective.

Everybody can also act with passive behaviors at times, but knowing how to control it or protect yourself from these unpleasant behaviors can save you from conflicts and troubles in the long run. If you are in a workplace, you can benefit from accomplishing your job without being distracted. People who are afraid of conflict are likely to be passive, just like persons who have low self-confidence and self esteem.


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      Jomana H 2 years ago

      Thanks vespawoolf for stopping by and reading

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      It is difficult to deal with passive aggressive behavior. This is good advice to just confront it. Thank you!