The best way to respond to someone who’s using a passive-aggressive style is to hold up a mirror. Let them see the goals, objectives, wants, or needs in their behavior.
Passive aggressive behavior
When in a relationship, do you tend to be passive-aggressive and give the silent treatment when upset, instead of talking about your feelings?
Passive aggressive behavior is often seen in
people who have not learned how to express their feelings, needs, and desires to others.