PASSIVE By N., Sam M.S. - 154 noun. acted upon instead of acting. 2. depicting an character trend which is agreeable, submissive, simply impacted by exterior forces, and reliant on other people. PASSIVE: "She has a very passive personality, or so says her mother." Related Psychology Terms ENURESIS (Bed-wetting) Developing a Case Study OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) REGRESSION AFFECTIONAL DRIVE FROMM, ERICH (1900—) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) OVERPROTECTION (“Momlsm”) Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief ANTISOCIAL REACTION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PASSIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/passive/ (accessed September 29, 2022).