A Passive Aggressive person is the one who avoids conflict at all cost. For a passive person the path of least resistance is the right one even if it means to accept things the way they are. The primary motive of a person harboring passive personality is to withdraw and avoid confrontation with no regards for self-satisfaction.
Individuals with a passive personality are mostly hesitant and scared. Prior to proceeding for anything they seek permission from others. They are frightened of upsetting anyone and thus, seek approval from them before speaking to them.