Aggressive Behavior

Aggressive man shouting through bullhorn into woman's earWhen you are aggressive you stand up for yourself in a way that violates the rights of  another person.

Characteristics

  • Domineering
  • You feel righteous and superior
  • The other person feels hurt, humiliated, angry and vengeful
  • Achieves goals by hurting others and making enemies
  • You make choices for the other person
  • Aims for “I win—you lose”

Examples

  • “You make me angry!”
  • “Don’t be stupid.”
  • “Cut the noise.  Now!”
  • “You never pick up after yourself.”

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