assertiveness

This Is How Assertive People Resolve Conflicts

Assertive people are neither submissive nor subservient, neither arrogant nor narcissistic. They are not disrespectful. And they’re very good at resolving conflicts and differences. They can skillfully defend their rights. They creatively relieve tensions and correct misunderstandings. The reason they…

The 5 Keys to Assertiveness

The keys to assertiveness are all actually very simple. They come from respect, humility, and a desire to live a better life. Of course, learning to be assertive will take some effort, but you’ll get so much back in return. One…

7 Rights that Assertive People Exercise

Rights exercised by assertive people are based on loyalty to themselves and respect for others. It is a foundational exercise of emotional intelligence, something we use to find our true identity. It’s saying, “this is me, this is what I think,…

Do You Face Your Problems or Resist Them?

We run into negative situations almost every day, situations that bring the worst out in us. We fight, scream, rebel, and — a lot of times — act without thinking. In other words, we lose control. But with the right perspective,…

5 Attitudes that Betray Your Need for Approval

Albert Ellis, the well-known cognitive psychologist, puts “need for approval” at the top of his list of irrational beliefs. Many of us needlessly suffer because of this unrealistic idea. We think we need approval and acceptance from nearly all significant people…

Diplomatic People: 5 Common Traits

Oftentimes we think that being too impulsive or “telling it like it is” is negative. We think it makes us look disrespectful. But nothing could be further from the truth. Sincerity isn’t necessarily at odds with manners. It’s more about knowing…

Learned Helplessness: a Hopeless, Deep Hole

Learned helplessness is one of the worst holes we could ever fall into. It is the perfect breeding ground for anxiety and depression. And actually, it is both a consequence and a cause of lacking assertiveness (“Why cause conflict by expressing…

3 Habits to Prevent Depression

Much has been said about depression and how it manifests itself, as well as how to deal with the symptoms. Nevertheless, I believe that not enough emphasis has been placed on a crucial aspect of depression: that it can be…