That's what I say, anyway when it comes to techniques in developing assertive behavior. And I should know, I've spent most of my life believing that the needs of others were more important than my own.
Thankfully, Larina Kase shares her assertiveness wisdom (via my YouTube video) which provides some simple techniques to help you put yourself first, whilst also respecting the other person.
Larina's tips cover other areas of assertiveness training too.
And you'll find some quotes about assertiveness too, that sometimes neatly sum things up.
Everything self-help begins with awareness, and that includes assertiveness. So make sure you know just where you stand in terms of your assertive behavior with others. Awareness is the most important step, I believe, then followed by the kinds of awareness actions that Larina Kase suggests.
Understand this, as you try to get a measure of where you are: you have rights - the rights to your own beliefs/opinions/emotions; the right to not have to justify your actions to others; the right to make mistakes; the right to tell others how you expect to be treated.
That's according to website 2knowmyself.com, and I agree.
Just as I agree that others have those rights too!
This has been a weak area of my own personal development and growth, and that's why I value what Larina Kase has shared with us below. I am still willing to learn more, though, from my actions with others and from the wisdom of others too. So please do share your thoughts, please do!
Okay, over to Larina Kase who talks about assertiveness
techniques that you can use in the workplace, but they can also be used at home,
with friends etc.
Signs you're not assertive enough - what Larina
Kase has to say...