(urth) The Politics Of Brunians Chapter XXXIX

David Stockhoff dstockhoff at verizon.net
Wed Mar 18 09:10:37 PDT 2009

Pretty much nails you, Brunians. 

Stubborn, resentful, sullen, obstructionist, failing to follow through with expectations of how to behave in a forum, failing to acknowledge responsibility for fights you've started, etc.


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Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:29:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: brunians at brunians.org
Subject: Re: (urth) The Politics Of Gene Wolfe
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> >
> > No, you can get by on passive-aggressive insinuations.

I am sorry, you are misusing the term 'passive aggressive'. It does not
mean what you think it means.

>From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive-aggressive_behavior:
Passive-aggressive behavior is passive, sometimes obstructionist
resistance to following through with expectations in interpersonal or
occupational situations. It can manifest itself as learned helplessness,
procrastination, stubbornness, resentment, sullenness, or
deliberate/repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is
(often explicitly) responsible.

I am so very glad that I could be of service in helping to correct ypur
misuse of this term of art.



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