09 May How To Increase Your Passive Aggressiveness in Emails
So then, how can you step up your communication skills in this area and continue to use awkward fake laughs to cover up your rage?
Use these excellent examples that people on Twitter replied to me during the week. This carefully researched responses will be all you need to take your passive aggressiveness to the next level and have people wondering when you are finally going to snap and set your office on fire.
1: With The Greatest Of Respects
What are the best passive aggressive lines to use in an email?
Got a one in today with: “With the greatest of respects…”
I’ll be honest, there was not much respect in what followed. 😂
— Cormac Moore (@TheCormacMoore) May 6, 2022
Opening your email with “the greatest of respects” just sounds angry in your head when you read it, doesn’t it? On the surface, it’s made to seem nice and genuine, it even has the word respect in the sentence. Thankfully everyone will know that you mean absolutely no respect at all. They will almost see the throbbing vein in the side of your head from this one simple phrase.
As Per My Last Email
‘Following up on my previous email below’…
— Alan Dowdall (@AlanDowdall) May 6, 2022
This came in a few times. It is screaming READ THE FUCKING EMAIL I SENT YOU LAST WEEK YOU ABSOLUTE MORON, but it’s much restricted. The sentiment is the same however.
A Gentle Nudge
A gentle nudge = massive kick in the hole
— Paul Mallon (@PaulMallon1) May 6, 2022
3 simple words that pack a huge punch. This powerful suggestions from Paul is a quick and easy one you can start to use right aware to become far more bitter with your emails.
Not To Sound Too Pushy On This
“Not to sound too pushy on this”
— Daniel Pitcher (@DanPitchside) May 6, 2022
A slight variation on the previous one, however this one steps it up a notch by including the word “pushy” in this. Although it is phrased in the negative, which helps keep to our conflict avoidant pattern, we can’t go much further than this without going full blown aggressive. Use this one with care.
I’m Not One To Complain
“I’m not one to complain…” is invariably followed by a complaint. It’s akin to “I’m not racist, but” followed by something from a Klan rally.
— Pasty_Face (@Pasty_Face) May 6, 2022
You are one to complain, but you don’t want to admit it. Or face the issue head on. This is another clear signal that you are moaning your hole off and need something done about it, but you’re usually a sound, nice bloke who doesn’t get worked up to easy.
I mean you do, but let’s not admit that.
So these are some examples you can use in your everyday emails that can help you become far more passive aggressive than ever before. It’s such a good skill to have. It’s like sitting in a house that is burning down and telling yourself it’s fine, not asking for help and not doing anything specific to put the flames out. Lovely.
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