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Mental Health

Take this test to find out whether you have the specific type of behavior called passive-aggressive.


Instructions: Please, read the statements listed below. Answer to each item that you believe accurately describes your condition

1. If someone ask me to do a favor that I’m reluctant to do, I say “Yes” when I really mean “No”

2. When I disagree with something I openly voice my opinion about it

3. Other people treat me unfairly

4. People complain about my failure to meet deadlines even if I provide them with good reasons for the delays

5. If I’m required to do the work that I’m unwilling to do, I deliberately do it poorly in order to not be asked again

6. I try not to make any clear promises to other people in order to avoid unnecessary responsibilities

7. I’m late to meetings

8. People consider me an absentminded person

9. People are too demanding or needy

10. If I have an argument with a close one, I use “the silence treatment” where I give very little if any response

11. People underestimate me

12. Even if I definitely know that I’m in the wrong, I avoid admitting my fault to other people

13. I feel a need to resist authority over me

14. I fear that I’m inadequate

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The Passive-Aggressive Test is based on the diagnostic criteria of Passive-aggressive Personality Disorder (PAPD). The online self-test covers the main signs of the behavioral disturbance. Being passive aggressive could be not merely an adverse reaction but a telltale symptom of the specific personality disorder, listed as a diagnosis in the standard classification of mental disorders. People with passive-aggressive personality don’t usually involve themselves in open fights, but prefer various ways to indirectly express their hostility. Such a constant covert aggression poisons and disrupt their relationships. If you suspect that you frequently behave in a passive-aggressive way, take the test for preliminary assessment. The test result will indicate whether you need further examination and counseling. Professional counseling could substantially help to improve your relationship. If you already are undergoing therapy, you can use the test regularly to track your progress in the treatment phase.