my head just wrapped around the pole on that one. ...
in general, i see that aikido tends to attract the passive-aggressive folks.
LOL. You are right to some degree (cf: a The Mirror column probably 8-10 yrs old Katherine and I cowrote just on that issue!)
I've heard from various instructors they have literally had prospective students (or parents of prospective students) walk in saying they don't want to actually TOUCH anybody.
And yes, teaching such people to actually deliver on on-target attack with some energy can take some time and effort. Some will never be comfortable and will leave. Some will learn to love it