Originally Posted by Bosko
Girls learn to manipulate at early ages, sometimes as early as three. Boys used direct means of aggression (physical as well as verbal), girls used typically indirect means, such as backbiting and manipulation of the social structure of the class, in order to inflict mental pain on their enemies. Indirect aggression is a type of behaviour in which the perpetrator attempts to inflict pain in such a manner that he or she makes it seem as though there has been no intention to hurt at all. Accordingly, he or she is more likely to avoid counter aggression and, if possible, to remain unidentified. A way to obtain this objective is to use others as vehicles for inflicting pain (mental or physical) on a target person.
My co-worker just said that we all have entirely too much time on our hands....to which I replied...."No...we're just ultra-intelligent and educated."