Communication - Aggressive

Aggressive Communication

  • Explanation 

Aggressive communication includes attacking, blaming, or attempting to manipulate the listener into feeling responsible or guilty.Attacking the listener (with words)

  • Blaming or accusing others 
  • Making others feel guilty or responsible
  • Dominating the discussion 
  • Disregarding the listener’s opinions (bullying with words)
  • Making mean, or disrespectful comments 
  • Belittling others

Example of Aggressive Communication

  • “I was so angry … and I thought ,"you guys don't know what you're doing, you know, just leave me alone, … stay away from me!”
  • Woman talking to husband, “It’s your fault that I got this disease … you’re so mean and you hit me and that is why I’m sick!”