Responds to conflict by a fight and domination
Go on verbal attack (“the best defense is a good offense”)
Characterized by loud, abusive, rude and sarcastic behaviors
Believes that I have to put others down in order to protect myself
Aggressive people appear to be in control
Others tend to avoid aggressive people because of the effects of humiliation, resentment, etc.
When the goal is important and the relationship is considerably less important, this may be useful