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These are the most commonly said passive-aggressive phrases in the workplace
Many Americans have used social media to joke about how workplace communication comes off as passive-aggressive. That may explain why a new study found that 73% of Americans report experiencing passive aggression at work, and it’s not a rare occurrence.
Preply recently surveyed 1,200 people to learn more about their experience with passive-aggressive communications and behaviors while at work.
- 73% experience passive aggression at work, with 52% experiencing it weekly.
- 52% admit to being passive-aggressive at work.
- The root of the problem could be that 39% don’t feel free to directly express their feelings while at work.
- 38% actually feel their workplace incentivizes passive-aggressive communication.
- The most pass-aggressive phrases said at work:
- “As you no doubt are aware..”
- “For future reference”
- “Friendly reminder”