Thursday, December 19, 2013

Barack Obama, The Passive Aggressive President!

There are many psychological as well as other descriptors for Barack Obama including narcissism and megalomania! Is passive aggressiveness another one?

The moniker of aggressive, unless associated with ramming ideological legislation through or the process of destroying political opponents in backdoor ways, is not a one that I would typically ascribe to Barack Obama.

In fact one need only look at some recent global examples for confirmation of this non-aggressive trait that include the President's ignoring of the chemical weapons redline in Syria that he himself set or the deal struck with Iran that will in effect guarantee that county's ascendency to the nuclear weapons club.

Passive aggressiveness tendencies on-the-other-hand, is an entirely different issue. Defined it is:

'Passive-aggressive behavior is a pattern of indirectly expressing negative feelings instead of openly addressing them. There's a disconnect between what a passive-aggressive person says and what he or she does...

Specific signs of passive-aggressive behavior include:

  • Resentment and opposition to the demands of others
  • Procrastination and intentional mistakes in response to others' demands
  • Cynical, sullen or hostile attitude
  • Frequent complaints about feeling underappreciated or cheated' (Source)
Is there a better description of the behavioral traits of Barack Obama?

What brought this to mind is the President's latest decision to have the American delegation to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics be led by openly gay athletes to protest Russian treatment of gays and lesbians.

Now is this an aggressive move or passive aggressive move? Only a psychiatrist will know for sure!


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