Is there any way to differentiate between passive aggressive behavior and ADD for those of us who have spouses who will absolutely not get tested? Could ADD present itself as Passive Aggressive Behavior? Wiki definition: Passive aggressive behavior can manifest itself as learned helplessness, procrastination, hostility masquerading as jokes, stubbornness, resentment. Oct 11, 2012 · I looked it up, and it seems that if someone still has ODD as an adult, it becomes known as passive aggressive personality disorder instead. Below is an example of something that happened in our marriage once. I'd really like advice on whether you think this is ADD or passive aggressive behaviour (or nothing to do with either): Once I was.
Passive-aggressive personality disorder also has some of the outward appearances of add. The internal qualities of add don't seem to be present for people who suffer from this disorder (alone) but many of the outward qualities may look similar.