A nagging person is like water going drip-drip-drip on a rainy day. How can you keep them quiet? Have you ever tried to stop the wind or ever tried to hold a handful of oil?
According to the Wall Street Journal, nagging is “the interaction in which one person repeatedly makes a request, the other person repeatedly ignores it and both become increasingly annoyed”. Nagging is an interaction to which each party contributes.
Nagging, in communication, is a repetitious behaviour in the form of pestering, hectoring or otherwise continuously urging an individual to complete previously discussed requests or act on advice.
A common factor and by far the most universal cause that triggers nagging is said to be the unhealthy habits of a spouse.
According to marriage counsellors, nagging is prompted when a partner feels that his or her valid claims, said or unsaid, have not been responded to adequately.