A passive bully is a very sneaky kind of bully.
They manipulate the recipient by non-confrontational means: feigned vulnerability, emotional displays and mood swings.
Sex can be used as a tool by such people.
Casual flirtation and pretending to be your friend are common methods of passive bullying.
Passive bullies are especially insidious because they project an image of weakness and frailty.
They appear to be the victim but are actually the instigator.
A passive bully will make you feel as though you are letting them down or even letting yourself down.
They are experts at looking harassed, upset and victimised.