A few months ago, Business Insider reporter, Rachel Premack, asked me to provide tips for how to respond to  commonly used passive-aggressive phrases used in workplace emails.  While the phrases she sites, from a survey done by Adobe,  can sometimes be typed without passive-aggressive intent, it is helpful to be aware of certain red-flag phrases that may signal hidden agendas, simmering resentments, and sugarcoated hostility.


Please check out my full response, posted here on Psychology Today.