Passive-Aggressive Personality Type

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Character Strengths and Virtues

  1. Autonomy, independence, separateness.
  2. Rule-following, able to set limits, responsible, obliging, dutiful, upstanding; happy, productive, cooperative, good-worker.
  3. Resistant to exploitation; fulfill obligations, stand up for themselves, aware of their rights, don't let others make excessive demands, work slowly and comfortably; placid, patient, slow-moving, steady, not likely to get upset, mellow, not worrisome, comfort- and pleasure-seeking, emotionally even.
  4. Leisurely, relaxed, deliberate, easy-going, optimistic; accommodating, slow easy, self-controlled, not driven to excess; sensibility, humility, modesty.
  5. Self-acceptance, self-assurance.
  6. Self-belief, self-respect.
  7. Though self-determined, family-oriented, companionable, relational; generous, appreciative, grateful, kind, fun-loving, passionate, physical, loving.

Traits or Behaviors




Good/Bad Matches


Management Style




Real World


freedom to do as one pleases, oppositional style, the goodwill of authorities, recognition from authority figures, support of authority figures, benefits conferred by authorities, autonomy, passivity, submissivenes, self-sufficiency, strong figures, strong organizations, social approval, social support, attachment, social acceptance, the caring of others, doing things one's own way, deviousness, evasion or circumvention of rules, delaying tactics, the line of least resistance, solitary pursuits


compulsory activity, encroachment by others, intrusiveness of others, demandingness of others, interference by others, control by others, dominance by others, rules which restrict freedom of action, expectations of others, especially authority figures, compliance, competition, reprisals, the cutting off of "supplies"

Noteworthy Examples

Gordon Allport, Yasser Arafat, Ingrid Bergman, Pat Buchanan, Marc Chagall, Ahmed Chalabi, Perry Como, Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner, Bing Crosby, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Geena Davis, Mike Ditka, Hugh Downs, Dave Draper, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald R. Ford, John Wayne Gacy, John Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Woody Harrelson, W. E. Henley, Herbert Hoover, William Dean Howells, Janet Jackson, Lady Bird Johnson, Timothy Miller, Michael Moore, Colin Powell, Ronald Reagan, Keanu Reeves, Roseanne, Norman Schwarzkopf, Martin Seligman, Ringo Starr, Bram Stoker, William Styron, George Washington, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Ann Wilson, Brian Wilson, Louise Woodward.


John M. Oldham and Lois B. Morris (1995). The New Personality Self-Portrait: Why You Think, Work, Love and Act the Way You Do. New York: Bantam.

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