I recently met with a prospect that didn’t like my approach to his inability to make a decision. His suggestion was that I exhibited passive-aggressive behavior. Because he’s much smarter than average folks like me, I decided to do some research. I went to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive-aggressive and found this.
There are certain behaviors that help identify passive-aggressive behavior. 
- Avoiding responsibility by claiming forgetfulness
- Blaming others
- Chronic lateness and forgetfulness
- Does not express hostility or anger openly
- Fear of authority
- Fear of competition
- Fear of dependency
- Fear of intimacy
- Fosters chaos
- Intentional inefficiency
- Making excuses and lying
- Resists suggestions from others
Is that me? or was he thinking of something else?
Oh well. You can’t do business with everybody and in cases like this….it’s a good thing.
Have a great week!