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How To Deal With Difficult People: Smart Tactics for Overcoming the Problem People in Your Life by Gill Hasson

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Chapter 7Dealing With Passive People

Most people would consider someone else's niceness, calmness and tolerance to be positive qualities that make interactions pleasant for everyone involved. For the most part, their passivity deflects confrontation and conflict. Well, it may be true that the meek shall inherit the earth but that doesn't make it any easier for the rest of us!

While passive people are easy-going and easy to like, they can be difficult to deal with. Rather than speak up, passives take the path of least resistance by either avoiding or accommodating people and situations.

The trick is to be assertive with these people before you become irritated and impatient with them. You are much more able to deal with a passive person when ...

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