What actually is P/A behavior?
Clearly, it has to do with anger, right?
But anger disguised as incompetence, a mistake, a big 'Whoops!'
The idea of P/A is that the perp gets to act out anger without taking the consequences.
I am sure you recognize the battle-cry of the P/A:
"Who me? Angry? No way!"
We've been taught that anger is not acceptable, whether it is focused at a specific target or just generic, everyday annoyance.
P/A is the easy out. Sort of an emotional 'hit and run'.
Those of us on the receiving end hate it because of how sneaky it is. After all, how can you even think about berating someone who's so … weak?
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...
CHECK OUT THIS LIST OF P/A BEHAVIOR… CAN YOU SEE THE PATTERN?
Saying 'yes' and meaning 'no'
Making promises and not keeping them
Saying 'Oops' and 'Sorry' a lot
Dressing wrong for the occasion
Stepping on someone
Canceling last minute
Giving important info about an event last minute
Saying 'just kidding' after a verbal attack
Asking for 'rain checks' …
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