Is there a specific word or phrase for the following behavior?
January 15, 2013 6:19 PM Subscribe
I've been racking my brain trying to figure out if there is a specific word or term that defines the following behavior: when someone says "I know you don't/said (x) but ...
" For example: "I know you said you don't drink coffee, but this one is really good and you should drink it"
or "I know you said you're really busy with your job and new baby but I would really like you to take the time to email me and tell me what's new with you."
I'm not looking for words or phrases that ambiguously describe how this behavior makes an individual feel (e.g. "annoying") but rather something that would be used as a clinical definition to refer to this particular behavior (e.g. "passive-aggressive," "gaslighting," etc.)
posted by matrushka to Human Relations (28 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite