8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Agressiveness

  • by Andrea Brandt
  • Narrated by Jessica Geffen
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This audiobook offers guidance for dealing with this common and frustrating form of behavior. Many people often say "yes" to something when they'd rather say "no." They offer cooperation through words but follow up with how they really feel - in actions that contradict their words. That's passive-aggression. At its heart, passive-aggression is about being untrue to oneself, which makes it impossible to have a clean relationship with others. Passive-aggression as a communication method doesn't make someone "bad." It is simply a strategy learned in childhood as a coping mechanism, a hard-to-break habit. Changing passive-aggressive behavior requires knowledge, tools, and practice, as outlined here.
This audiobook offers effective methods for transforming passive-aggression into healthy assertiveness to communicate in constructive ways through eight keys:


Recognize Your Hidden Anger
Reconnect Your Emotions to Your Thoughts
Listen to Your Body
Set Healthy Boundaries
Communicate Assertively
Interact Using Mindfulness
Disable the Enabler
Problem-Solve for Better Outcomes

Exercises are featured, which enable listeners to better understand themselves.

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What the Critics Say

"A clear and practical guide to tackling the enormously frustrating problem of passive-aggressive behavior, an issue that plagues both personal and business relationships. The 8 keys are powerful tools designed to end the reflexive suppression of anger, which later shows up as an infuriating 'Huh? Me? What did I do?' Dr. Brandt has done a masterful job providing strategies for dealing with the malignant passive-aggressive behaviors that secretly lie at the root of entrenched, perpetual problems. I wholeheartedly recommend this guide." (Diana Shulman, JD, PhD, Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, Los Angeles, CA)

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Customer Reviews

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Excellent book

I've discovered that I am both passive-aggressive AND and enabler to my P-A husband - this book has been a real eye-opener for me!
I have completed any of the written tasks but have found that listening to this and adjusting my behaviour and responses have improved my relationship very quickly.
Highly recommended read/listen.
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- K. Millington

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-10-2013
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC