Mental Health

What These Social Media Habits Reveal About Your Personality

If you comment passive-aggressively, you might be afraid of confrontation.

No one likes passive-aggressive behavior, whether it’s face-to-face or online. We all have the potential to act this way from time to time, but if someone consistently posts passive-aggressive comments on other people’s posts, it may point to deeper personality issues. Research has found that those who engage in this behavior actually have a fear of expressing anger or hostility, but also possess the need to share these and other negative feelings like sorrow and disappointment. These individuals are afraid of confrontation, and as a result, they have unresolved anger that keeps building up and shines through in their comments. By writing passive-aggressive responses, they are either trying to release some of this pent-up hostility or hope to upset others and get back at them for whatever wrong they committed. The key takeaway is that people who make passive-aggressive comments often don’t know how to deal with problems and cannot face confrontation.