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Diagnostic Criteria for Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
A pervasive pattern of passive resistance to demands for adequate social and occupational performance, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by at least five of the following:
- procrastinates, i.e., puts off things that need to be done so that deadlines are not met
- becomes sulky, irritable, or argumentative when asked to do something he or she does not want to do
- seems to work deliberately slowly or to do a bad job on tasks that he or she really does not want to do
- protests, without justification, that others make unreasonable demands on him or her
- avoids obligations by claiming to have "forgotten"
- believes that he or she is doing a much better job than others think he or she is doing
- resents useful suggestions from others concerning how he or she could be more productive
- obstructs the efforts of others by failing to do his or her share of the work
- unreasonbly criticizes or scorns people in positions of authority
Source: American Psychiatric Association.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition, Revised. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Association, 1987. pp. 357-358.
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