Live Course

The Angry Smile course is designed for anyone who lives, works, or interacts with a passive aggressive person and wants to better understand and manage the often- troubling dynamics.

This one-day training takes an in-depth look at the causes and telltale signs of passive aggressive behavior.  It explains the five distinct and increasingly pathological levels of passive aggressive behavior at home, in school, in relationships, in the workplace, and online. The course features a six-stage process for confronting and changing passive aggressive behavior and teaches eight specific skills that professionals (and anyone interacting with a passive aggressive person) can use to respond effectively to the troubling behavior.

The Angry Smile course uses extensive discussion, video examples, and role play.

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The Angry Smile:

The New Psychological Study of Passive-Aggressive Behavior at Home, at School, in Marriages and Close Relationships, in the Workplace & Online

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The Angry Smile Online training

The Angry Smile Online training comprehensively examines passive aggressive behavior in children, adolescents, and adults within families, school settings, relationships, workplaces, and online.

Participants will discover how to stop:

  • Endless conflict cycles
  • Frustrating arguments
  • Relationship-damaging wars of words

The Angry Smile Online is a video-based training that provides in-depth instruction in managing passive aggressive behavior, including:

  • The Developmental Pathways to a Passive Aggressive Personality
  • The Reasons People Use Passive Aggressive Behavior
  • The Five Levels of Passive Aggressive Behavior
  • The Passive Aggressive Conflict Cycle
  • 8 Skills for Effectively Responding to Passive Aggressive Behavior
  • 6 Steps for Changing Passive Aggressive Behavior in the Long Term.

Online Course Format

  1. The Angry Smile Online is a video-based course. Following the simple registration process (see link below), you will gain access to 9 training modules, each presented via video by Signe Whitson, co-author of The Angry Smile text.
  2. The course is not timed; participants are free to watch the modules on their own schedule, and may re-watch each module as often as desired. It is highly recommended that the modules are viewed sequentially, however, as the course information builds on itself from one module to the next.
  3. Upon registration, you will be able to download the Participant’s Manual for The Angry Smile course. The manual provides the PowerPoint presentation and supplemental role play activities.
  4. Your registration and payment for The Angry Smile Online also includes a copy of the textbook The Angry Smile: The New Psychological Study of Passive-Aggressive Behavior at Home, at School, In Marriages and Close Relationships, in the Workplace & Online. The book will automatically be shipped to the address you list in your registration. You should receive the book in 7-10 business days. You may begin to watch the video modules before the textbook arrives. The textbook will enhance your overall learning and will be instrumental for long term reference and retention of the course content.

Course Fee: $150.00

Getting Started

Click the link below to register for The Angry Smile Online training.

Once your registration is complete, you will be linked directly to the online course to begin your training. You will also receive an email notification of your order details and your login information if you are registering a new account.

When you have successfully completed the course and passed the multiple choice exam, you can download a Certificate of Completion.

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This online training consists of video-based training modules, led by Angry Smile co-author Signe Whitson, featuring strategies for understanding and changing passive aggressive behavior.

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