Some people are perennial pessimists. They have what you might call, "negative energy." They have negativistic attitudes. Such people say, "good things don't last", "it doesn't pay to be good", or "the future is behind me". Not only do these people disparage the efforts of others, but they make it a point to resist demands to perform in workplace and social settings. They make it a point to frustrate people's expectations and requests (however reasonable and minimal they may be). Such persons regard every requirement and assigned task as impositions. They reject authority, they resent authority figures, such as bosses, teachers or parent-like spouses. They feel constantly shackled and enslaved by commitment. They oppose relationships that bind them in any manner. Passive aggressiveness wears a multitude of guises - procrastination, malingering, perfectionism, forgetfulness, neglect, truancy, intentional inefficiency, stubbornness and outright sabotage. This repeated and advertant misconduct has far reaching effects and consequences. Consider the negativist in the workplace, undermining workplace relationship and the functioning of others. They feel unappreciated, underpaid, discriminated against and misunderstood. They chronically complain, whine and criticize. They blame their failure and defeats on others. They pose as martyrs and victims of a corrupt, inefficient and heartless system. (Obstructive: Passive-Aggressive (Negativistic) Personality Disorder and Narcissism)

"The Seven Social Sins are:
Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.
From a sermon given by Frederick Lewis Donaldson in Westminster Abbey, London, on March 20, 1925."
- Frederick Lewis Donaldson