Assertiveness is a skill that that will help everyone in their everyday communications. It will get you the things that you need without compromising the needs of others. In this journal entry I will be talking about my usual communication patterns when it comes to assertiveness, I'll explain what I learned during the in class assignment, and finally I'll give an example of a situation where I needed to use assertiveness and how that turned out. All my life I have been terribly non-assertive. I would describe myself as a pleaser, constantly putting other's needs ahead of my own. The way I viewed things was if I try to make myself happy then I'm happy, but if I do things for someone else then they're happy and they can do something for someone else and they can do something for someone else and so on until everyone's happy. I do think that with practice though I could be an assertive person. When we practiced assertiveness in class I was a little uncomfortable with the process because the idea of of putting my needs ahead of other's needs is kind of a new concept for me. I did learn that even though I may be a little uneasy at first, I need this skill because my needs are important too. I do need to practice the sound byte because it was difficult for me to repeat it while staying on task. I realized that that was true when I tried assertiveness in a real situation. At my apartment all the bills are in my name so I just pay them and have my roommates pay me. One roommate doesn't always pay me on time though resulting in an overdraft fee when I pay the bill. I sat down with him to try to solve the problem by saying; "James, I really appreciate the trust you have in me to take on the responsibility of the bills. I'm feeling a little frustrated because I don't always get your money on time so it leads to an overdraft fee making me feel financially stressed. I'd really like to fix this so it doesn't lead to any harsh feelings and so I can live more comfortably.
Assertiveness (or assertive behavior) is the ability to express one’s feelings, opinions, beliefs and needs directly, openly and honestly, assert one’s rights whilst respecting the feelings and rights of another (Lloyd, 1998).
Assertiveness is a form of communication in which needs or wishes are stated clearly with respect for oneself and the other person in the interaction. Assertive communication is distinguished from passive communication (in which needs or wishes go unstated) and aggressive….
Assertiveness is a direct and appropriate expression of one’s feelings, beliefs and opinions. When an
individual stands up for his or her legitimate rights in such a way that the rights of others are not violated,
he or she is being assertive. Assertiveness involves recognizing one’s right to let others know how their
behavior affects you and asking them to change that behavior. By behaving assertively, you open the way
for honest communication with others and for the possibilities of….
crucial in communicating your level of assertiveness. There is a proper way of being assertive rather than seeming aggressive. It takes practice in order to properly accomplish a comprehension of this technique. Becoming better at speaking your mind verbally and nonverbally will allow you to interact as a leader amongst your fellow workers and colleagues.
I can be an assertive person when the time is right and the surroundings ask for a certain level of assertiveness to be needed. If I am with a group….
Assertiveness in Communication
Title of Paper
For more than two decades psychologists and mental health professionals have been aware of the importance of assertiveness skills. People who find it difficult to assert themselves or their rights and who routinely fit in with others are more vulnerable to depression and more likely to be taken advantage of. This is why assertiveness training is often included in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Teaching people assertiveness….
How do we benefit from having an assertive communication? Why is it so difficult to say what we think and to be coherent? Why are we manipulated in some situations? And the last question, why do we leave aside our own ideas and thoughts?
First of all, we need to consider that assertiveness is a necessity that gives us many advantages and benefits. When we are assertive our communications skills are going to improve because we will say everything openly and clearly. However, it….
With increasing assertiveness of women in the society there has been a complementary increase in Male femininity. A large number of men have become increasingly feminine in their outlook towards life. There could be a number of reasons for this. Empathy for women and a understanding for their way of life are the core reasons.
Many men today are more effeminate than earlier, interspersing social norms and Gender Roles. Effeminacy among men is an important and often understated cause of Gender Role….
Assertiveness & Emotional Intelligence
Have you ever found yourself sympathizing with someone that you may not know much about? Or maybe you wonder where you got your leadership skills and why its important to express your opinion to others. These actions are often involuntary and are performed without much thought. This narrative is specifically to describe why an individual does these things and how they are related in the different aspects of our life.
Assertiveness is having the ability….
Developing assertiveness is more than just learning to speak differently. Being assertive requires thinking assertively, behaving positively and feeling self-confident. We must all make a conscious effort to be consistently assertive. As we learn to become more assertive we reduce our stress, failures, dissatisfactions and conflicts. Developing assertiveness requires effort but the rewards are worth it.
Successful behavior change requires thinking and doing. Behavior change is possible….
LITERATURE REVIEW ON PARENTING STYLES AND ASSERTIVENESS
Many years ago, women were usually relegated to domestic duties, unlike men who were always seen in social interactions. However, in recent years, women have attracted much attention in the area of social interaction. Interestingly, whereas some women can skillfully interact socially, on the part of other women, social interaction is a difficult task. Social interaction has been….
Assertiveness in ELT: A Review of Literature
Nur’ain Balqis Binti Haladin
Faculty of Education
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Noor Aireen Binti Ibrahim
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
According to Sigler, Burnett and Child (2008), in 1940s research on assertiveness started to gain the scholarly interest. In its early popularity, assertiveness was mainly focused on the differences in assertiveness based on gender and race of the communicator….