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Old 05-22-2011, 10:32 PM
 
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Can someone please tell me...why?

I know there are tons nice people, and bless their hearts, I appreciate them. But there are tons nasty, passive aggressors. Why? This place can be so much happier if we were not so passive agressive. Why Portland? Why so angry?
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Oh yeah??!! Says who??!!!
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:52 PM
 
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I honestly think it's the economy. People in general seem to be less friendly.
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Old 05-22-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I doubt that as a percentage of the population Portland is no different than any other town. That said, ... I guess I should not say what I am thinking
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Tualatin, Oregon
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Can someone please tell me...why?

I know there are tons nice people, and bless their hearts, I appreciate them. But there are tons nasty, passive aggressors. Why? This place can be so much happier if we were not so passive agressive. Why Portland? Why so angry?
A passive aggressive person is not necessarily any more angry than others. They just express it indirectly rather than directly. In cultures like Portland where people are nice and laid back, direct expressions of anger are not accepted, so sometimes people resort to dysfunctional passive aggressive patterns instead.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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What the Leaguer said.
I am a native Portlander, and this has always been a Portland trait.
It may seem like not so much lately, with all the new people coming to Portland.
Do a search on passive aggressiveness, this has been discussed at length many times in the past.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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Can someone please tell me...why?

I know there are tons nice people, and bless their hearts, I appreciate them. But there are tons nasty, passive aggressors. Why? This place can be so much happier if we were not so passive agressive. Why Portland? Why so angry?
Judging from your few posts on C-D, my question would be why are you so angry?
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:11 PM
 
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maybe I am angry...but I keep hearing how nice the people here in Portland are. This is discussion regarding Portland not me! The people not always nice, seem kind of angry, lot of passive agression every day often.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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there's this sense in Portland that if you don't do things the way they see them, they will treat you like crap. They claim to be open minded liberals. But they are strict about their liberalism, etc. You gotta follow their rules!
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:36 PM
 
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there's this sense in Portland that if you don't do things the way they see them, they will treat you like crap. They claim to be open minded liberals. But they are strict about their liberalism, etc. You gotta follow their rules!
I'M DIFFERENT JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE HERE! Hey wait a second, why aren't you? What's wrong with you...HEY EVERYONE THIS MAN LACKS THE PROPER BUMPER STICKERS!

*giggle*
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