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The Confederate Flag is Covert Aggression and Bree Newsome is a Hero

I’ve been finding psychological concepts helpful in understanding societal issues including racism. The Confederate Flag is a perfect example of covert aggression. And Bree Newsome‘s act of civil disobedience is a heroic act confronting it. Covert aggression is an aggressive act done in away to cover up the aggression (which I wrote about in my last post). The […]

Passive Aggressive vs Covert Aggressive

Have you heard of the term covert aggressive? Even if you haven’t, you’ve probably experienced it! Often times people say someone is being “passive aggressive” when they really mean covert aggressive. I’ve found the distinction to be very helpful. I learned the term covert aggression from the book In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People […]