People who write diaries are helpless solipsists who want nothing more than to denigrate others and elevate their own achievements, but who are too repressed and passive-aggressive to do so publicly.
And passive-aggressive lateness or forgetfulness certainly falls under this category.
Esther, my shopaholic, passive-aggressive , overly grandiose mother, loves to recount this story at least four or five times a year and always with great relish on my day of birth!
So, it turns out that I'm a passive-aggressive confrontation-shy milquetoast with a classic working class deference to power.
My dad was usually a passive-aggressive person, only when my mother pushed certain buttons did he tend to get irritated and ill-tempered.
To me it seems fairly ordinary, but I also live in a place filled with many passive-aggressive people and haven't been dating forever.
Sometimes these emotions are expressed in passive-aggressive ways, sexual withdrawal being one manifestation.
Chapters 4 and 5 focus on the importance of underlying beliefs that influence passive, aggressive, and passive-aggressive styles.
Therefore you tell everyone he has a passive-aggressive personality and Asperger's Syndrome.
So long as people work soul-sucking jobs and find themselves in passive-aggressive dysfunctional relationships, his songs will never go out of style.