Consider the Passive-Aggressive approach, which leads to failure both in school and/or on the job:
We probably all know someone who practices the Passive-Aggressive approach to life. If you suspect that you may even practice it occasionally, now is the time to STOP! It simply will damage your career before it even gets started. It may seem like fun while you are doing it, having those 'gotcha' moments, but it isn't worth the pain it causes to you.
From an article by the Mayo Clinic:
a passive-aggressive person might appear to agree — perhaps even enthusiastically — with another person's request. Rather than completing the task, however, he or she might express anger or resentment by missing deadlines, showing up late to meetings, making excuses or even working against the task.
Specific signs and symptoms of passive-aggressive behavior include:
- Resentment and opposition to the demands of others
- Complaining about feeling underappreciated or cheated
- Memory lapses
- Cynical or hostile attitude
Although passive-aggressive behavior can be a feature of various mental health conditions, it isn't considered a mental illness. If passive-aggressive behavior is interfering with your relationships or daily activities, consult a therapist who can help you identify and try to change your behavior.