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Old 05-12-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Misty, you are correct in your example of PA. If you would read my original post I said "IF" it was done in anger it "could" be an example of PA behavior. All of this is moot anyway because the OP found the term they were searching for, and it really doesn't matter what we believe to be PA behavior.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:16 PM
 
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My comment wasn't directed at you.
Both of you highjacked my thread. I'm unsubscribing.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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There is a term or a phrase which describes someone who responds to unwelcome stimuli by clamming up, refusing to answer, just pretending like they didn't hear or see the stimuli. I can't think of what that's called?
In your brother's case, it sounds like denial, not passive aggressive behavior. My close friend with your same medical history had two brothers, and every time she talked to one on the phone, he simply could not handle it. There was nothing aggressive about his behavior, although it was very upsetting to her.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:03 PM
 
Location: FL
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Hi: There is a term or a phrase which describes someone who responds to unwelcome stimuli by clamming up, refusing to answer, just pretending like they didn't hear or see the stimuli. I can't think of what that's called?
Selective mutism, or something like that. I came across the expression when I was doing research about my sons anxiety. Sometimes people just freeze up and cant think of anything to say, or they are scared to say what they are really thinking.
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Old 05-18-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: FL
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Both of you highjacked my thread. I'm unsubscribing.
noooooo
Not before you look into selective mutism!
I understand that you were looking for a specific term and found the answer you were looking for. But, I hope you will consider the posibility that although it was the term you were looking for, it might not be the best term to describe the behavior your brother is demonstrating.
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