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Power DynamicsPlay
Indicates a power imbalance, where one person has more control or influence over another. SlideHis submissive nature allowed his colleagues to always dictate the group's decisions.
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Often used to describe someone who avoids conflict and is likely to yield to others. SlideWhen negotiating, her submissive approach made it difficult for her to get her points across.
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Perceived NegativityPlay
Can have a negative connotation, suggesting weakness or a lack of assertiveness. SlideHe was unfairly labeled as submissive just because he preferred to listen rather than argue.