How does the behavior described as "passive aggressive" differ from that described as "passive resistance"?
Does it all depend on "whose ox is being gored"? (You're resisting me today, so I see you as passive-aggressive today; I was resisting him yesterday, and I see myself as having been a passive resister then...)
Are there cases where passive resistance to bullying is mislabeled as passive-aggressive behavior?
It seems meaningful to me that the term "passive-aggressive behavior" was coined during World War II to describe soldiers who resisted compliance with military discipline. Is it nothing more than a convenient label for those who say they're in charge to paste on those who think otherwise?