Smartphones, email, and social media connect us in countless ways but can also be blamed for muddling human connection like never before.  Indeed, the same technology that makes real-time contact and around-the-clock communication possible has, in many cases, drastically lessened the amount of time that human beings spend actually interacting. For the passive-aggressive person, who prefers to mask their anger and avoid direct confrontation, this technology paves the perfect path for their hidden hostility.

This article, previously posted on Psychology Today, explains four reasons why passive-aggressive behavior thrives online.

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/passive-aggressive-diaries/201804/how-technology-paves-the-way-passive-aggressive-behavior

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