Managing Passive Aggression

Do you have a passive-aggressive co-worker and don’t know how to handle them? Are you ever worried that you’re the passive-aggressive one, but feel powerless to change? Getting Ethics to Work’s resident ethicist Andy Cullison and producer Kate Berry discuss the moral psychology of passive aggression and give you some action steps to help manage it in the workplace! On this episode and every episode, we dig into the complicated moral issues people face at work.

If you have a workplace dilemma you need some help with, send your story to our producer Kate at

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Psychology Today’s definition of passive aggression

15 Red Flags of Passive-Aggressive Behavior at Work” by Signe Witson

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Our listener’s question about passive-aggression was in response to this episode of Getting Ethics to Work

Further listening from Getting Ethics to Work: “Is It Ever Okay to Make Fun of Your Coworker?


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