This week Linda has given us, passive or aggressive for our Stream of Consciousness posts, which can be used any way we choose; we can use one, or both. Bonus points for starting the post with one or the other of them.
Aggressive behaviour is not something that I use to deal with a situation. In fact, I am a very non-confrontational type of person on the whole. I wouldn’t say that I am completely passive as there are times when I will certainly stand up for something that I believe in.
The trick is to be able to confront someone in a way that is not aggressive, yet it is firm enough to show that you mean business! This is something that I don’t find that easy to do, as I end up being too soft or sounding whiny as opposed to firm!
However, when I am at work it is a different matter as I often come across aggressive behaviour, and have to deal with it for the safety of not just myself, but others too sometimes. I prefer to try to defuse the situation first by being calm. Going in roaring and shouting can often make it worse anyway.
Well, I seem to have rambled on a bit as usual, but then talking myself out of an aggressive situation is my preferred weapon of choice!
A perfect bit of SoCS writing there sis ! From what I see you definitely aren’t aggressive!
Thanks Sis, no I really am far from it. 🙂
Perfect post Sis, I am soft to but when I was working in customer service I used to pride myself on handle most situssitns without calling a manager? We had to be passive because however aggressive a customer might get ( believe me they did) if we lost it we would be in trouble.
You strike me as a patient and calm person. Calm and pleasant is always best 💜💜
It is certainly not easy working in customer service and I don’t doubt you had more than your fair share of irate customers. You also strike me as a calm and patient person Willow, but one that won’t stand too much nonsense! 🙂
No calm polite but firm professionally. Take me out the work place and I am a push over.💜
Exactly the same here! 🙂
Yes we are Sisters 💜😀
Indeed we are! 🙂
Yes we are
I hear you, sis. I try to avoid conflicts too since I am having a hard time dealing with aggressive behavior… hmm, but once I set behind the steering wheel I can likely be turning into Mr. Hide… lol!
HA! Yes, I also can get very annoyed when I am driving and do quite a bit of swearing! 🙂
I call myself “Direct”!
Now that doesn’t surprise me, JP, and I admire you for it. 🙂
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