Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Own your message and realize it comes from your own frame of reference.

You do this be saying:
" I don't agree with you", rather than, "you're wrong"
"I'd like you to mow the lawn" vs. "You should really mow the lawn you know"

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ask for feedback.  'Am I being clear?"  "How do you see this situation?" Asking for feedback can encourage others to correct any misperceptions you may have as well as help others realize that you are expressing an opinion, feeling, or desire rather than a demand.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

It is not what you say verbally, but also how you communicate nonverbally with voice tone, gestures, eye contact, facial expressions and posture that will influence your impact on others.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

2. Be Direct and deliver your message to the person for whom it is intended.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The following statements project assertiveness:

I want to...
I don't want to...
Would you...
I liked it when you did that...
I have a different opinion...I think that...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Asserting yourself will not necessarily guarantee you happiness or fair treatment by others, nor will it solve all your personal problems or guarantee that other will be assertive and not aggressive toward you.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Specific Techniques for Assertiveness

1. Be as clear and specific as possible about what you need, want, think and feel.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

When you allow the needs, opinions, and judgments of others to become more important than your own, you are likely to feel hurt, anxious and even angry.

Monday, June 10, 2013

You can change, enhance and develop your life in any way you determine at any point in time!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


You have the right to your own values, beliefs, opinions and emotions - and the right to respect yourself for them, no matter the opinion of others.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

You have the right to like yourself even though you aren't perfect!

Friday, June 7, 2013

You can always change your mind, make mistakes, and sometimes act illogically with full understanding and acceptance of the consequences.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

You have the right to ask for information or help without having negative feelings about your needs.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

You have the right to express yourself and say no, or I don't know, or I don't understand...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

No explaining

You have the right not to justify or explain your actions or feelings to others.

Monday, June 3, 2013

You have the right to tell others how you wish to be treated.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Do you often find that others coerce you into thinking their way?

Is it difficult to express your positive or negative feeling openly and honestly?

Do you sometimes lose control and become angry at those who don't warrant it?

Assertiveness basically means that ability to express your thoughts and feelings in a way that clearly states you needs and keeps the lines of communication open with the other.

-Ryan and Travis