Type 3: Chronic anger Chronic anger is an ongoing, generalised resentment of other people, frustration with certain circumstances, and anger towards oneself. It’s characterised by habitual irritation: the prolonged nature of this type of anger can have profoundly adverse effects on one’s health and wellbeing.
This type of anger is a key factor in driving people to want to join movements and groups. It’s the feeling of being fed up with how things are going, and the need to make a positive change. This, within reason, is a healthy channel of anger and has historically created many positive changes in the world.
Passive aggressive people were taught from a young age that self expression of negative emotions was a bad thing. Hence they stopped expressing themselves in a normal manner, and look for sneaky ways to get back at others. In a way you are correct in stating that authority figures and pushy people will bring out passive aggressive behavior in others. This is because they will not tolerate direct resistance or opposition, so passive aggression is needed.