passive aggressive

December 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict — alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.” – Dorothy Thompson

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USU Bison of Utah’s Henry Mountains

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2080640-155/usu-study-jackrabbits-are-a-bigger

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“Companies come up with elaborate, often passive-aggressive ways to say no: processes to follow, approvals to get, meetings to attend. No is like a tiny death to smart creatives. No is a signal that the company has lost its start-up verve, that it’s too corporate. Enough no’s, and smart creatives stop asking and start heading to the exits.”
Eric Schmidt, How Google Works

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henry-mountains-along-the-bull-creek-pass-back-country-byway

Henry Mountains along the Bull Creek Pass Back Country Byway

http://www.sangres.com/utah/scenic-byways/bull-creek-pass-byway.htm#.WETQAX1SKRI

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“You cannot become a peacemaker without communication. Silence is a passive aggressive grenade thrown by insecure people that want war, but they don’t want the accountability of starting it.”
Shannon L. Alder

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LaSal Mountains

https://utah.com/arches-national-park/winter

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“A victim act is a form of passive aggression. It seeks to achieve gratification not by honest work or a contribution made out of one’s experience or insight or love, but by the manipulation of others through silent (and not-so-silent) threat. The victim compels others to come to his rescue or to behave as he wishes by holding them hostage to the prospect of his own further illness/meltdown/mental dissolution, or simply by threatening to make their lives so miserable that they do what he wants.” – Steven Pressfield

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La Sal Mountains from Slick Rock

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/19570119

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“The devil lives in the shadow of subtle things–those things people keep hidden from others. They reside in the lies they tell themselves, in order to justify their pain or fear. It is the slight, the dig, the silence and the unspoken truth that we minimize to a passive aggressive status, as if it were a lesser evil. Integrity is not subtle. It speaks loudly, so everyone can hear and be healed. It is something you will never have to search for because it is seen and felt.”
Shannon L. Alder

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La Sal Mountains seen from Island In The Sky

http://www.summitpost.org/la-sal-mountains-seen-from-island-in-the-sky/529706

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“By denying feelings of anger, withdrawing from direct communication, casting themselves in the role of victim, and sabotaging others’ success, passive aggressive persons create feelings in others of being on an emotional roller coaster.

…exacting hidden revenge, the passive aggressive individual gets others to act out their hidden anger for them. This ability to control someone else’s emotional response makes the passive aggressive person feel powerful. He/she becomes the puppeteer—the master of someone else’s universe and the controller of their behavior.”
Signe Whitson, The Angry Smile: The Psychology Of Passive Aggressive Behavior In Families, Schools, And Workplaces

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