I know an individual who has incredibly aggressive mannerisms including snatching things, raising voice and speaking with a very aggressive tone of voice.

However, since this person is completely non-violent - would never raise a finger against anyone, no-one ever considers them aggressive - and nor does this individual, as their response is always "I'd never hit anyone".

Is there a word or psychological term which describes this?


Passive-aggressive, hostile, officious?

Their response is also biased, we may say we'll never do something.. it's still possible we will though given the right circumstances.


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