How Passive-Aggressive Are You?

Steven Miller

Have you ever said "Yes" to something, but then your actions made it clear that you meant "No"?

Are you direct with your words or do they require people to discover some hidden meaning?

Would you consider yourself to be a sarcastic person?

Which response to a friend's new outfit (which you think is ugly) sounds most like you?

You are really upset, how does it look like you are feeling to others?

Does the phrase, "I hate you, don't leave me" fit you at all?

Your coworker gets a promotion after you have been waiting for one for many years, what do you say to them?

Do you complain a lot about how unfairly you are treated?

Do you tend to talk about other people behind their backs?

When was the last time someone told you that you tend to say one thing but mean the exact opposite?

Do you tend to procrastinate on things you agreed to do but don't really want to do?

Is it fair to say that you send mixed messages on a regular basis?

Are you more wishy-washy or firm and direct in the way you speak?

When was the last time someone told you to "get to the point"?

Do you give people the silent treatment when you are upset with them?

When was the last time you shook your head and walked away in the middle of a conversation?

Do you pout?

Do you pretend to be more confident than you actually are?

Do you tend to show up on time or are you chronically late?

How forgetful are you?

How masterful are you at sabotaging projects through procrastination and dragging your feet?

How often to you make up stories to get out of something?

How many lies do you tell in an average day?

How regularly do you start a sentence with something along the lines of "I don't want to sound mean, but..."?

Is it common for you to make wistful wishing statements like "It would have been great if we could have gotten that done today, but I guess it's not going to happen"?

If you were upset with a family member, are you more likely to bring up the issue or stay silent about it?

Do you tend to do a crappy job on things you don't want to do?

Are you skilled at producing subtle insults?

How often does your real mood match how you carry yourself in the world?

Would you consider yourself to be a stubborn person?

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About This Quiz

Are you direct and to-the-point, or do your words often not match how you truly feel about something? If your compliments include subtle insults, there's a good chance that you might be "Big Time PA."

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