They repress feelings because they learn it’s no use expressing them because they will be ignored.Their self-esteem is bottomed out and their own emotions overwhelm them.
The severity of the problem can vary from someone that is chronically late for appointments that they don’t want to keep, to someone that is destructively angry and makes every effort to destroy the happiness and well being of everyone around them.
Classic passive aggressive behavior is usually an undercover operation.
This kind of behavior is always undercover and is often disguised to misdirect the person that it is the object of their anger.
Passive aggressive behavior is a form of covert abuse using actions that appear to be normal or even loving and caring.
They hit and run, ignore things that they don’t want to deal with and shift blame to everyone else but them.
They use this pattern of behavior until it becomes an ingrained part of their personality.Since the child cannot express itself openly in this environment they adopt this strategy as a covert way to rebel against the controllers.Over time this pattern of behavior becomes the way that they deal with everything in their world.On the other hand a person that consistently behaves in this manner is a time bomb waiting to explode.But the explosion usually never comes because the passive aggressive person dissipates the energy gradually in a low-key manner that often leaves others wondering what’s going on.They try very hard not to show anger or exhibit malicious behavior.