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ASSERTIVENESS

Askillthroughwhichone
canexpressonesrights
andfeelingswithouthurting
otherstotheextent
possible

PASSIVE

Ignoresonesown
rightsandfeelings
Respectsothersrights
andfeelings

AGGRESSIVE
Respectsonlyones
ownrightsand
feelings
Ignoresothersrights
andfeelings

ASSERTIVE

Respectsonesown
rightsandfeelings
Respectsothersrights
andfeelingsalso

PASSIVE BEHAVIOUR

Givingintoothersrequestsandputting
pressureononeself
Saying`Yeswhenonewantstosay`No
Feelinginadequateandbeingmanipulated

WHY PEOPLE ARE PASSIVE

Fearofdisapproval
Fearofcriticism
Outofpoliteness
Toavoidconflicts
Unskilledinbeingassertive

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WHAT HAPPENS IF ONE IS PASSIVE?

Lossofconfidenceandfeelingoflowworth
Getshurtanddoesnotuseonesfullpotential
Feelsangryandfrustrated
Losescontrolinrelationships
Allowsotherstomanipulate
Feelsmiserableanddoesntknowwhy
Neverfulfillsonesownlegitimateneeds

AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR
Forcingotherstodo
whatyouwantand
ignoringtheirfeelings
SayingNoinahostile
andsarcasticmanner

WHY PEOPLE ARE AGGRESSIVE

Lackofconfidence
Successinthepastwithaggression
Todemonstratepower
Toreleaseanger
Tomanipulateothers

WHAT HAPPENS IF ONE IS


AGGRESSIVE?
Conflictsandbreakupofrelationships
Labelledpushyanddomineering
Losesrespectofothers
Increasedstressandpossibleviolence
Cannotachieveresults

ASSERTIVE BEHAVIOUR

JUST SAY

NO, TO DRUGS

Feelingcomfortablein
expressingonesneedsand
feelings
Beingabletosay`Nowithout
affectingtherelationship

WHY PEOPLE ARE ASSERTIVE

Feelconfidentaboutthemselves
Haverespectforothershenceavoidhurting
others
Feelincontrolofsituations
Honesttoselfandothers

WHAT HAPPENS IF ONE IS


ASSERTIVE?
Abletogetthingsdonewithoutproblems
Gainsselfrespect
Reducesfearininterpersonalrelationships
andstrengthensthem
Avoidsexploitationandmanipulationand
alwaysincontrol

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to


doanything,aslongasitdoesnothurtothers
maintainyourdignity,ifyoufeelyouarebeing
manipulated
makearequesttotheotherpersonandrealize
thattheotherpersonhastherighttosay`No

Assertable rights

Associated responsibilities

Make your own decisions

Allow others to make their


decisions

Expect to be treated with respect

Treat others with respect

Refuse others requests if


unreasonable

Refuse courteously
and assertively

Acknowledge your mistakes

Ensure mistakes dont


harm others

Change your mind

Act reasonably

Assertable rights

Associated responsibilities

Take time to consider requests

Allow others this courtesy

Make reasonable requests

Do not impose upon others

Hold personal opinions

Respect the opinions of others

Express your feelings

Consider the feelings of others