Monday, October 21, 2013

Assertive Behaviour

  • Allow others to complete what they are saying before speaking
  • Stand up for the position that matches our feelings or the evidence
  • Make our own decisions on what we think is right
  • Can spontaneously enter into conversation using a moderate tone and volume of voice
  • Try to understand the feelings of others before describing our own
  • Try to avoid harm or inconvenience to ourselves and others by talking through problems before they occur or finding rational means for coping with them when they do
  • Face problems and decisions squarely
  • Consider ourselves strong and capable but generally equal to most other people
  • Face responsibility with respect to our situation, needs and rights

Source - Interpersonal Skills / Astrid French / Pelanduk Publications

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