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    Default Passive Aggressive Personality and the INTP

    Certain types of personality disorders correlate more with certain personality traits. Passive Aggressive personality correlates with Introversion, Disagreeableness and low Conscientiousness.

    Here's the list of criteria for the disorder:

    Procrastination
    Intentional inefficiency
    Avoiding responsibility by claiming forgetfulness
    Complaining
    Blaming others
    Resentment
    Sullenness
    Fear of authority
    Resistance to suggestions from others
    Unexpressed anger or hostility

    A person with this disorder may appear to comply with another's wishes and may even demonstrate enthusiasm for them. However, the requested action is either performed too late to be helpful, performed in a way that is useless, or is otherwise sabotaged to express anger that cannot be expressed verbally.
    My experience with INTP's suggest that they are passive aggressive in many cases. They are especially likely to be so when in presence of a much more assertive person than they are. Like, I can imagine INTP's not replying to this thread and thinking "aha! He's an ENTJ! I won't answer in his topic".

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    Bugger off.
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    PA is something I struggle with.

    I either dislike emotional confrontation or can't be bothered to be assertive so I will be PA.

    Sometimes I do it just for the sheer enjoyment of frustrating others.

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    Is reflexively psyching people out considered passive-aggressive? I've done that on occasion, if by nothing else than applying logic to a situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mancroft View Post
    Bugger off.

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    This reminds me of the most passive-aggresive story I ever heard.

    A friend of mine was renting a house with some friends of his while in school. Friend A (the PA one) had bought some cookware for use in the kitchen. He didn't mind if people used them, as long as they cleaned up afterward. Friend B was a total slob (a musician, natch) and constantly used the cookware and left them sitting on the stove or counter, the food hardening to a crisp.

    After Friend B did this a couple of times, instead of confronting him, Friend A simply took all his cookware out of the kitchen and hid it in his room.

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    I think anyone can be passive aggressive given the situation and introverts in general are more likely to place themselves in situations or react to situations in a passive nature, aggressive or otherwise.

    I think that the suggestion that INTPs specifically are more prone to it is passive aggressive in itself.
    Then again, opinions are like assholes....oops being passive aggressive.
    I may not agree with anything I have said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    PA is something I struggle with.

    I either dislike emotional confrontation or can't be bothered to be assertive so I will be PA.

    Sometimes I do it just for the sheer enjoyment of frustrating others.
    I think it's worthwile to take some time to develop assertiveness as when you do you actually resolve conflict alot more quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidGoethe View Post
    I think it's worthwile to take some time to develop assertiveness as when you do you actually resolve conflict alot more quickly.
    That is true.

    *hides cookware*

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcidGoethe View Post
    I think it's worthwile to take some time to develop assertiveness as when you do you actually resolve conflict alot more quickly.
    you also create 10 times as much conflict

    PAness is problematic when the PA person is harboring resentment over something and the other person doesn't even know about it and would change if they did know

    otherwise it's a socially constructed idea that was necessary given our american culture of bullheadedness. it's interesting how passive aggression is considered more pathological than full blown aggression. basically, some ultra-competitive assholes got tired of certain people not answering every one of their challenges so they came up with a "personality disorder" to diagnose them with.

    I would say INTPs are less likely to be passive aggressive. Fs are more likely. INTPs are, honestly, more likely to be highly intelligent. and butting heads with idiots over petty differences is not a very stimulating activity for highly intelligent people.

    why is there no "aggressive personality disorder"? My experience with ENTJs suggests they are aggressive in many cases. they are especially likely to be so when in the presence of someone they have not yet established their top-dog dominance over by means of anal sex.
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