Overcoming Passive-Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career and Happiness

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Da Capo Press, Oct 20, 2005 - Psychology - 238 pages
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In Overcoming Passive-Aggression, Dr. Tim Murphy and Loriann Hoff Oberlin provide an in-depth look at a topic we've all faced but haven't always recognized: Hidden anger. When people don't express their views and feel compelled to conceal their true beliefs and emotions, behaving in ways that don't match what they honestly think, there can be serious physical and psychological results for everyone involved. For the first time, Murphy and Oberlin offer a clear definition of passive-aggression and show readers not only how to end the behavior, but also how to avoid falling victim to other people's hidden anger. In clear, compassionate language, they cover everything from the childhood origins of the condition to the devastating effect it has on work and personal relationships to the latest research on the subject, and offer practical, proven strategies for the angry person as well as the individual who finds himself the target of someone else's passive-aggression.
 

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U.S. Congressman/psychologist Murphy and writer Oberlin tackle a rarely examined area in self-help literature: passive-aggression (PA). The authors clearly define hidden anger and explain its ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
WHAT IS PASSIVEAGGRESSION AND WHY IS IT SO BAD?
1
PassiveAggression and Hidden Anger
3
Understanding the Problems Associated
25
The Childhood Roots of PassiveAggression
41
PASSIVEAGGRESSION IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS
57
Coping with Hidden Anger at Work and School
59
Recognizing Hidden Anger in Couples and Marriage
83
SOLVING THE HIDDEN ANGER PROBLEM
141
Understanding Anger as a Deeper Disorder
143
Ending All Enabling
163
Rewriting Your Own Anger Script
187
Research Regarding PassiveAggression
211
Chapter Notes and Additional Resources
221
Acknowledgments
229
Index
233

Dealing with Hidden Anger in Families
103
Facing Hidden Anger in Fractured Relationships
125

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