125 CDP: How to Handle a Passive-Aggressive Person at Work

May 11, 2017


Are you working with a passive- aggressive person?

It might be hard to tell at first, but there are definite signs to look out for. Today’s topic is something that you’ve probably encountered before somewhere…a person who is behaving in a passive-aggressive way. You might have had moments of it yourself…we all have the ability to be passive-aggressive sometimes, depending on context. But if you find yourself having to spend time on a regular basis with someone in the workplace, for example, who displays passive-aggressive behaviour as their default way of behaving, then this episode is for you.

Topics Covered:

  • what passive-aggressive behaviour looks like and how to recognize it
  • specific signs and symptoms
  • how this kind of behaviour can affect the workplace (and the worker)
  • 7 ways to handle working with someone who is passive aggressive

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JennSwanson May 17, 2017 at 9:34 pm

Hi again Kelvin. As I suspected, the episode I mentioned IS one of the ones that vanished from my site last year, much to my horror. I have not yet reposted all of the ones that are missing. Here is a direct link though to the show on my Libsyn podcast page: http://communicationdiva.libsyn.com/28-cd-episode-how-to-be-assertive-mp3

Cheers! Jenn


Kelvin Nikkel May 11, 2017 at 6:38 am

Some outstanding advice on this topic Jennifer! Been there before and didn’t know what it was or how to deal or combat it but now I do.

I was also looking for your episode 28 that you mentioned. Can you post a link to it please?



JennSwanson May 11, 2017 at 7:53 am

Hi Kelvin, glad it was helpful! I am out of town today but will post a link tomorrow. It’s one of the ones that disappeared from my website but is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and iHeart Radio (all free) if you have any of those. Thanks for the feedback and for listening! Jenn


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