There’s a book I’ve been meaning to pick up called 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness. The thing is, it costs money, which is a thing I’m not made of, and thus I would not like to pay for it.

Instead, I think I’ll get the same education the free way – by browsing around the internet in search of instances of passive-aggressive behavior so that I can use them to learn what to do in order to avoid it.

And wouldn’t ya know it, I found more than 8. So here are my special new and improved 10 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness. I hope you find them as helpful and life-changing as I did.

10. Don’t eat if you can’t commit

Sounds like you’re living with your mom but OK.

My wife made me a passive aggressive flow chart to use every time I get hungry from funny

9. Always close what you open

I just wanna talk.

British passive aggressiveness at it’s best from funny

8. Be careful what you wear

Aw, thank you so m-hey, wait a minute.

This shirt from China is unintentionally passive aggressive from mildlyinteresting

7. Don’t drive too close

No, really, this is my fault, I’m sure.

This passive aggressive car sticker… from funny


No need to get all religious about it.

Passive aggressive evangelizing. from funny

5. Pay for your music

It’s funny because an industry is dying.

A passive aggressive album poster by While She Sleeps (UK Metal band) from mildlyinteresting

4. Keep your teeth

Maybe that should go without saying?

My dad found my passive aggressive note that I wrote to the tooth fairy. It was better than I remember. from funny

3. Careful where you toss

Your sins will ketchup to you.

This is what happens when people submit passive-aggressive office memos where I work. from funny

2. Clean up after your dog


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Not sure if I can turn just that into a best-selling book, but that’s never stopped anyone from trying.

What’s the dumbest passive-aggressive thing you’ve seen lately?

Tell us in the comments, fam!