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December/January 2008/2009 (vol. 05/4)

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Passive–aggressive!

Psychological drivers behind stress-related sickness absence

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Individuals respond to stressful situations and conflict in their personal lives in a variety of ways – assertive, passive, aggressive and passive–aggressive responses are typical. Adrienne Green explains.

IMAGINE yourself in this situation. You have been struggling with your workload for some time. There are so many areas of your work that need apparently immediate attention that you don’t know where to start. You are feeling tired and irritable. You have a constant headache and are finding it difficult to stay focused and motivated. You receive an email...

Adrienne Green is director of Nice Work Consulting Ltd.

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2008/2009 (vol. 05/4) pp22-25

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