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    Along the lines of passive aggression, if I know someone is hinting at something, but being super indirect about it, I'll sometimes pretend I don't know what they're getting at (even if I do), so that if they do actually want something bad enough, they then have to ask me directly or state it directly. None of that hinting business!

    Is that wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    Along the lines of passive aggression, if I know someone is hinting at something, but being super indirect about it, I'll sometimes pretend I don't know what they're getting at (even if I do), so that if they do actually want something bad enough, they then have to ask me directly or state it directly. None of that hinting business!

    Is that wrong?
    I don't think so.. it neutralizes part of their tool kit. They get more dangerous, like a snake in the grass, when you steam roll them. Sometimes it's worth it, though. Me gauging a full on war with a PA person inevitably accomplishes what they are looking for, me looking like a crazy person, calling out the 1000 papercuts they inflicted on me. But my secret weapon is that I don't care all that much if I look crazy at that point, or afterwards.. and I'll continue to bear down on them.

    EDIT: I just realized this subject is highly germane to the discovery of my enneatype, 6, counterphobic. PA people are like the worst for my 'phobia' (I don't like that word). I even have advanced PA moves, when I feel that I'm targeted, where I'll plant a seeming mistake in a project for the PA person to call out in a public forum, and then I'll correct them haughtily in public. It works. My paranoia empowers me.

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    It is pathetic when people resort to this cowardly form of attack. They are so afraid of or inept at tactfully and democratically confronting an issue.

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