Assertiveness is a compromise between a passive communication where you agree

Assertiveness is a compromise between a passive

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Assertiveness is a compromise between a passive communication, where you agree with everything your caller says, and an aggressive one, when counter any reply and have desire to impose. An assertive communication is an effective adaptation to conflicting situations. In any organization, communication is improved if there is an open, non-aggression or malice dialog. Assertiveness includes: - Being able to express your opinions and viewpoints - To be able to say no without feeling guilty. - To be able to ask for what you want - To choose how to live your life without feeling guilt about it - Being able to take risks when you feel the need If you feel you lack one or more of the above points, then you may have trouble expressing yourself to the world and to show who you really are. Very often, you may be afraid to be assertive so as not to disturb anyone or to draw something bad in your life, if you say what you think. Have you ever thought: - "I can not say no, because you think I'm selfish." - "I do not want to make scenes at work." - "I am not allowed to say what I feel." - "I do not want to offend anyone or anyone to piss me off." - "If I express my point of view, others will not like me." Some people confuse assertiveness with aggression, considering that both behaviors imply to express your needs and your rights. The major difference between them is the respect for other people that you meet in the assertive style. They respect themselves and others and always think in terms of "win-win." Aggressive people use tactics of manipulation, abuse and have no respect for others. The think negative about others and do not take into account the views of others. Most often, the create free conflicts. Passive people don’t know how to communicate their feelings and needs. The fear of conflict so much that they prefer to hide their true feelings and needs, to maintain peace with others. The let others always come out winners in any conflict and this leads to total loss of self esteem. Assertiveness affect almost all facets of life. People who acquire this skill have less conflict, less stress, therefore, they meet their needs and help others to meet theirs as wall, and also have strong relationships that they can rely on. All these lead to a better mental state and a substantially improved health. Discover your problems
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Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, 12(2), 2010 653 To manage to change your non-assertive behavior, you must first recognize the problem. Remember a few situations where you felt that you needed to say what you think, but you feel that you can not, or when you wanted from the heart to say “no” and you said "yes" in the latter, or when you did not say anything while you were ridiculed by someone. Do you have trouble in accepting constructive criticism?
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