Being Passive (In a Nutshell)
- Someone that generally does what other people want them to do.
- Easily influenced by other individuals’ beliefs.
- Find it difficult to make a decisive call based on their own, without anyone influencing the way that the path they choose to take.
- It’s a mindset that can mean that a person places priority on avoiding conflict in any endeavour in life.
Being Passive (Positives)
- Someone who will won’t tend to have conflicts.
- They are more likely to not respond to instances where there is an unacceptable occurrence, as they can keep the peace.
- It’s a person that is calm, relaxed and immune to detrimental repercussions that tough times and negative external forces can bring.
- Try to have a common understanding irrespective of your differences.
- Keep quiet when it’s tough to do so.
- Stay calm and even if it means that you are subdued.
Being Passive (Negatives)
- Can lead to being bossed around and not tackling a problem when it’s essential to.
- A person that doesn’t stick to their core principles for fear of isolation.
- May be led down the wrong path, due to following the crowd in social situations.
- Someone that’s willing to accept behaviour from other people that’s unacceptable.
- A person who won’t; Diminish the bully’s power, by standing up to the bully.
- Make it clear that the manner in which the bully behaves is unacceptable.
Being Passive (Final Thoughts)
- A person who is willing to forgo animosity and resentment towards their fellow human being.
- It’s essential to not be overly passive as you can forgo your core principles.
- Without a shadow of a doubt a person shouldn’t be 100% passive.
- Sometimes a difference opinion can be good, which is more likely to occur if someone isn’t passive.
- Being mildly passive is acceptable, as long as it doesn’t impact your self esteem and core principles as well as values.