Well, we ARE in Seattle where passive aggressiveness has been said to be the norm.
I’ve lived here for five years and one of the first things I was warned about was all of the passive aggressive people. Sure, I’ve noticed some of that here but quite honestly, not anymore than any other place I’ve lived.
1. Don’t take the bait.
2. Stay present.
3. Be assertive when talking.
4. Make sure the punishment fits the crime.
5. Understand your audience.
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