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Personalities: Passive Aggressive

Difficult? Stubborn? Hostile? Procrastination? Free Yourself Now!
Narrated by: Jeff Moon
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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Understand passive aggressive personality and improve your relationships!

What is passive aggressiveness? Which people in your life display this behavior? How can you stem passive aggressive behavior?

Personalities: Passive Aggressive explains this common and insidious personality trait and how you can cope with it. You'll find out about how passive aggressive behavior is related to bullying, and how to recognize when passive aggressive behavior is directed towards you.

Here's a preview of what you can learn from this insightful book:

"Your relationships, if strained, may incorporate an element of passive aggressive behavior. You may not know it because this kind of behavior hides behind a facade and doesn't always make itself clear. It's every bit as harmful as aggression, which is shown in a physical way and can indeed have long term effects mentally. The damage done by people who use passive aggressiveness can be long lasting. It can indeed last longer than the bruises left after a beating. Children who experience it may continue right through their adulthood to feel the effects."

Do you feel like people are always picking on you and interfering in your life? Do you feel that what you do is never good enough? Do the people around you always seem to make unreasonable demands on you?

If so, you may have a passive aggressive personality. Don't worry - this helpful book can teach you to understand yourself better, improve your relationships, and live a happier life!

Download Personalities: Passive Aggressive right away to find out how to manage this difficult personality trait!

You'll be so glad you did!

©2015 Margaret Brown (P)2016 Margaret Brown

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Disappointed

Thought this would be a book that offered tips on how to deal with others passive aggressive behavior but it's concentration is more of self help with individual self passive aggressions and coping skills for that. I needed tips to deal with others and feel this book didn't touch a lot on that.

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All Over The Place

This book sounded like a copy and paste of various psychology articles, YouTube videos, and pages from a psychiatric medical book. I know I can be passive aggressive so I want to make this clear: I am upset with the author of this book for the poor content of this audiobook.

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Helpful audio book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book answers all your questions...give awesome tips on how to deal with all the people you'll cross paths with who have some form of PA. And it shows you how to review your own life to keep yourself on track. Easy to read, easy to understand. Everyone should be required to read this more than helpful audio book.

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Passive aggressive behavior is everywhere

I had no idea i was PA. now i know I've taught my child to be this way as well. There needs to be more chapters in how to change this behavior in children.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • 09-14-18

Terrible

If you want to have less knowledge or be wrong I think this is the book for you

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Excellent guide

Would you consider the audio edition of Personalities: Passive Aggressive to be better than the print version?

Finally a user friendly explanation of annoying "crazy-making" behavior and an excellent guide on how to manage it calmly and assertively. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has to endure manipulative behavior in workmates, family or friends who communicate their anger indirectly with sarcasm, ignoring, denial, gossiping and other passive aggressive methods.

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Practical Advice

This was a very interesting book to listen to. I have several people who engage in passive/aggressive behavior in my life, so that spoke to me. What really interested me, however, was finding some similarities in the behavior myself and that shamed me. I never considered I might be manipulating people – and I didn’t mean to do it – but I can think of several instances where I saw myself described in this book.

So what am I going to do about it? Along with a great section about how to identify the behavior, there are some great suggestions of how to modify behavior. Sometimes having ‘meditating’ as a suggestion sounds silly, but the author suggests that decreasing stress through meditation would be a good thing. I could see how taking a few minutes to center myself before interacting with someone who is frustrating me would be a good thing. As well as meditation, there were other coping skills mentioned, all of which were worth a second look.

As for myself, I think the most useful suggestion was attacking my penchant for procrastination. I don’t mean to do it – I just take on more than I can actually accomplish and then miss deadlines. Sometimes those misses really hurt people, even if it wasn’t my intention. The author suggests being realistic about what I can do and what I can’t and being honest. Not promising I can do something when it’s clear I won’t be able to. Addressing potential missed deadlines long before they actually happen. Being proactive instead of reactive.

Finally, the author suggests trying to surround myself with positive people. This is good in theory, but you can’t pick your family. You can decide how you interact with them, however, and I tend to avoid the negative family members unless seeing them is necessary. I also try to be a positive person myself so as to attract like people.

Overall, for such a short book, there is lots of great advice. Margaret Brown’s book is well worth the listen. Jeff Moon, as narrator, did a great job. He was authoritative but also relatable, very pleasant to listen to. I recommend this book.

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Personalities

This was a little bit helpful,a little bit not.It was too short to go inot detail,but maybe just enough to lead someone to the right direction.Some of the advice just seemed laughable.Narration was ok but sometimes words,especially the first word or 2 of a sentence was repeated by Mr. Moon.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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This book is helpful on how to deal with them.

This book will let you realize if you have a partner or someone you've been dealing with who is passive aggressive. There are nice examples in this book and there are tips on how to deal with this types of people. I'm not a passive-aggressive type but I sure do know a lot of people who are. This book is helpful on how to deal with them.

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HELPFUL GUIDE!

I like books like this one who takes a complex topic and simplifies it so that we can understand how to deal with our problems.This book is not some academic text;it's a practical and helpful guide for dealing with passive aggressive behavior in our daily lives.

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  • Artful Dodger London
  • 11-30-18

A helpful book for givers and receivers.

I think this book is really helpful for both givers and receivers of passive aggression.
The tone of the book is that of compassion and it models a good way in which to address this destructive behaviour in a partner or person you know.
The book is constructed well in that it assumes it is the problem in the relationship not the individual per se. In this way it avoids blame and focuses on responses that are positive.
Helpful for people in different situations, not just in marriage relationships.

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  • 07-14-17

A simple, yet powerful insight into the subject.

Would you listen to Personalities: Passive Aggressive again? Why?

Yes. This book was cheap and explains in detail and simplicity, the workings of people with passive aggressive behaviour. From both the point of view of someone who exhibits this behaviour and how to prevent it and is also useful for people who encounter passive aggressive people.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Personalities: Passive Aggressive?

The simplicity with the combination of detailed examples

Which character – as performed by Jeff Moon – was your favourite?

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Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Wrong question considering the nature of the book. It highlighted many of my own behaviours and was truly an eye opener.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-19

Most informative

I really found this book informative and encouraging for myself as I was unaware of these symptoms that show passive aggressiveness. I am feeling more calm within myself because of the knowledge that I am gaining in listening to this book. I have been on a search for my inner identity and I find that this book explains a lot of ways that I feel.