Being assertive means standing in your truth and backing up your feelings and thoughts with your words and actions. Stand up for what you truly feel, protect your boundaries and stay positive!
Aggression is often seen as irrational, no matter how much sense it makes to you, especially if you’ve suddenly expressed something that your friend, partner or business associate had no idea you felt. To have balance within ourselves and within our relationships, we must be honest with ourselves first so that we can be honest with others. Only then can we expect them to honor our requests and respect our boundaries. If you decide to make a change in your acceptance of others’ behavior in your close relationships, there may be some resistance, so be prepared not to go on the defensive and to say what you mean.
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