Man,psychology really has made everything into a symptom of disease!
I don't believe so. In order to be passive-aggressive, I would think you would have to be angry to some degree.<br />
Altruism doesn't truly have anything to do with anger. It's doing what's right without want of anything in return.
Then you should want to do it without anything in return. I'll take away my baby brother's pain of what idiots say to him any day...but I wouldn't want to give him mine. If I'm angry because I have to deal with his pain, that's not altruism. It's just selfishness...imo.
never. passive aggressive is whining and complaining all the time.
I don't see the connection between the two, other than someone who enjoys playing the martyr.
Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions, though the concept of "others" toward whom concern should be directed can vary among cultures and religions. Altruism or selflessness is the opposite of selfishness, and is NOT passive aggressive behaviour.