What does being assertive mean?
- Letting others know about your feelings, needs, rights and opinions while maintaining respect for other people.
- Expressing your feelings in a direct, honest and appropriate way.
- Realising it’s possible to stand up for your rights in such a way that you don’t disregard another person’s rights at the same time.
- Assertion is not about winning. It's about being able to walk away feeling that you put across what you wanted to say.