Aggressiveness in English


Of clearly Latin roots is the etymological origin of the term aggressiveness that now concerns us. Specifically, we can establish that it is made up of four Latin words: the prefix ad – which is synonymous with “towards”, the verb gradior that can be translated as “walk or go”, – ito which is equivalent to “active relationship” and finally the suffix – dad that means “quality”.

The aggression is a tendency to act or respond violently. The term is related to the concept of aggressiveness, which is the propensity to attack, attack and attack. The word is also used to refer to verve, vigor and decision to undertake something and face its difficulties.

Aggression is a concept that has its origin in biology, a science that has linked it to the sexual instinct and the sense of territoriality. In any case, psychology has also taken care of the matter.

Arguably, aggressiveness is a set of activity patterns that can manifest with varying intensity, from verbal and gestural expressions to physical aggression. Everyday language associates aggressiveness with disrespect, offense, or provocation.

Specifically, at a general level, we can establish that there are four clearly defined types of aggressiveness. The first of these is the verbal call, which is the one whose main identity is the fact that it is based on the fact that an individual in question insults another person.

Secondly, we find the facial, which is the one that manifests through gestures made with the face. The third is physical aggressiveness that results in kicks, scratches and all kinds of blows to both people and elements that are around them.

And finally there is the fourth, the so-called indirect aggressiveness, which is what occurs on objects of the person who is affected.

There are two types of aggressiveness: active and passive. Active aggressiveness is executed through violent and direct behavior; passive aggressiveness, on the other hand, is exercised through a form of sabotage.

Specialists also talk about sequential aggressiveness, which appears when a person behaves calmly first and seems to give up their rights, but then shows aggressive behavior when they notice that they are not achieving results.

It is important to highlight that aggressiveness can originate from internal or external factors to the person. For example, drug addiction is a cause of aggressiveness. The emotional changes (including neurosis and depression) also appear as generators aggressive behaviors.

In recent years, it has experienced a significant increase in aggressiveness in the youth population. So much so that a relevant sector of young people mistreat their parents and show violence in classrooms with both their teachers and peers. Lack of communication, changes towards maturity, contact with drugs or bad company are some of the causes that cause it.