8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-aggressiveness
Strategies for Transforming your Relationships for Greater Authenticity and JoyBook - 2013
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 doesnt 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. The book 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; and Problem-Solve for Better Outcomes. Hands-on exercises are featured, enabling readers to better understand themselves.
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: 616.8581 Brandt
Characteristics: xxx, 192 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Alternative Title: Eight keys to eliminating passive-aggressiveness