Wikipedia defines passive-aggressive behavior as “a pattern of passive hostility and an avoidance of direct communication.”
In other words, it’s when you need to go on the attack without actually confronting anyone. It’s petty, it’s sly, and if you’re just observing rather than being on the receiving end, it can be downright hilarious.
Here are ten incredible examples from the wide world of Twitter.
10. Drive on by
What in the hell kind of roadside madness is this?
Took a nice walk in Encino this morning by our airbnb and stumbled upon a passive aggressive sign war? pic.twitter.com/5uq8FmHzPE
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) January 10, 2020
9. It’s time to stop
This is an alien trying to disguise itself as an Earth sign and you can’t convince me otherwise.
why is this stop sign so passive aggressive pic.twitter.com/v0UIhf2laY
— dead Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ (@BBPOLTERGlEST) January 16, 2020
8. I must confess
This is why Protestants just skipped the middle man.
On a lighter note, this sign, spotted at a Catholic Church, reads like a passive-aggressive flatmate angry with people using up the milk. pic.twitter.com/E4687eQBJs
— Alex Andreou (@sturdyAlex) March 29, 2017
7. The s**t is bananas
I don’t find this behavior appealing in the slightest.
My son got mad at me yesterday and opened all the bananas in the house. What type of passive aggressive monster… pic.twitter.com/4p2Ucqh9NF
— Vic (@VictorPopeJr) March 9, 2016
6. The terrible twos
Psh. You call THAT a pothole?
This is the most passive aggressive thing i've seen in a while pic.twitter.com/fEgpCRCeKY
— TiaTamera #桜 (@TBHer_) November 24, 2017
5. Over the line
Timmy Turtle says “Use your damn eyes.”
WHO TF LEFT THIS ON MY CAR IN LOT 30 I JUST WANNA TALK pic.twitter.com/7cZyWR4jnQ
— dezi (@dazed_dez) June 7, 2017
4. High art
Is this Banksy?
My passive-aggressive art gallery is thriving, although some critics don't care for my emphasis on found pieces. pic.twitter.com/qp9hJ651tW
— justin L! cousson (@justincousson) March 16, 2017
3. Bed side manner
You’re in double trouble because your side is trapped against the dang wall.
When she's still mad af so she only makes her side of the bed… ??? pic.twitter.com/DgZLmdaiLe
— Petra Hitchens (@Fleimkepa) August 30, 2017
2. Sick burn
You ever see something and just say to yourself “Glad I’m not in that relationship?”
When he pisses you off but still expects dinner..???????? eat up baby. pic.twitter.com/wucdL13Z69
— My Life Matters (@Khleopatra_VII) June 7, 2016
1. He’s my witness
When even the robot in your pocket gets tired of trying to make you live right.
A FITNESS APP JUST GAVE UP ON ME OMG HAHAHAHAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/nQueTFB789
— The J (@HappyFishz) March 14, 2017
Remember, conflict is best resolved through direct and level-headed communication. But that’s also way less funny so if you’re gonna be slick, take pictures. Come on, don’t be selfish, we wanna get in on this.
Have you been the writer/receiver of any passive-aggressive nonsense lately?
Dish it out in the comments.