Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive Symptoms

Symptoms of passive aggressive personality disorder include:

  • Resentment to the demands of others
  • Resistant to performing social and occupational tasks
  • Argumentative
  • Complaints of being misunderstood and unappreciated
  • Unreasonably critical
  • Disrespects authority
  • Expresses envy and resentment toward those who are more fortunate
  • Complains about personal misfortune
  • Procrastination
  • Stubbornness
  • Memory lapses

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Last Updated: May 5, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Personality Disorder Passive Aggressive References
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