Being Assertive is Not Aggressive!

Being assertive is not the same as being aggressive!

Being assertive is:
•Finding balance
•Being confident (tone/body language)
•Expressing your needs/wants/feelings
•Listening to others’ needs/wants/feelings
•Listening without interrupting
•Good eye contact

Being assertive can:
•Reduce stress
•Help resolve conflict
•Result in more productive conversation
•Help with boundary setting
•Strengthen relationships

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