Being Passive Aggressive in the Workplace is Killing Your Career

(Originally Published on Madame Noire by Ann Brown)

Webster defines passive aggressiveness as “denoting a type of behavior or personality characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation, as in procrastinating, pouting, or misplacing important materials.” In order words, people who are passive-aggressive hardly ever go right to the point, instead they maneuver around and around in the hope that others will understand or do what they want.

…This type of behavior can also cause you to get passed over for promotions and raises. “Passive aggressive communication is wildly detrimental to your career because it can bring the entire team down, lower overall performance of the team, lead to missing deadlines or losing business,” said career and business coach Rachel Ritlop. Passive aggressiveness can also lead to lowered annual raises and even getting fired in some cases.”….Click here to Continue Reading.