If you do, it is usually a symptom of low self-esteem. It amazes me how many nasty comments that are made under really useful, helpful and/or nice YouTube videos, blog posts and articles, etc.
That’s one of the very few downsides to the Internet. It allows too many people SMALL people to be “brave” behind a keyboard, with no face.
People who do suffer from online passive aggressive behavior tend to get like that as they have seen or heard someone else’s (helpful) idea(s) that did not fit in with their (closed-minded) believe system. So they attack back. Its happened to me a few times!
It threatens their ego. (In other words, their set of ideas about themselves, and the world around them).
Its more understandable, if, for example, someone put a video or article out on the Internet that hurts and/or leads people into a scam, and people where commenting about it in a more aggressive manner. But is does not make “sense” for something that TRULY benefits people.
If you do suffer from unnecessary online (and offline) passive aggressive behavior STOP IT! It just creates unnecessary negativity on the web, and in the world.
Learn to create a more healthy self-esteem and to have more tolerance. In other words, have a more open-mind. Its okay to be skeptical, and look into things more so -rather than just biting someones head off- whilst having an open-mind.
Lastly, if you know of people who do suffer from online passive aggressive behavior, please share this article with them.
Best of luck!