Friday, May 22, 2009

Stop the Guilt Trip

In a recent training class, the participants and I got on the discussion of working with the passive aggressive types -- those who try to manipulate you by laying a guilt trip on you. Have you experienced this type? Or heard about this type?

Here is an excerpt from an article , "Managing Passive Aggressives," that discusses dealing with passive aggressive behavior:

You know that fighting does no good. Anyone who has fought or argued with a Passive Aggressive knows you can't win. Their ability to reframe and live in denial is legendary. "Well I meant NO SUCH THING! How could you THINK that?"

Read Beth Terry's full post for a tip on how to stop the manipulation.

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