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Assertiveness by: Seema Hawa, Aryan College, Ajmer

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  1. 2. Assertiveness <ul><li>What Is It? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How Can It Help Me? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What Do I Need To Do? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 3. Please write a One Sentence Definition of ASSERTIVENESS
  3. 6. A n H onest , D irect & A ppropriate E xpression of O ne’s F eelings, T houghts & B eliefs
  4. 7. Self-Assertiveness <ul><li>Able To Express Yourself With Confidence </li></ul>Is it only THIS?
  5. 8. Failure to stand up for your rights Failure to express your thoughts, feelings & beliefs
  6. 9. I Stand Up For My RIGHTS I Don’t Care About Yours My RIGHTS Are More Important Than Yours
  7. 10. P utting F orward O ne's V iews
  8. 11. C onfident & D irect In C laiming O ne's R ights
  9. 12. Human Beings Can Alter Their Lives By Altering Their Attitudes Of Mind
  10. 13. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Can you express negative feelings about other people and their behaviors without using abusive language? </li></ul>
  11. 14. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Are you able to exercise and express your strengths? </li></ul>
  12. 15. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Can you easily recognize & compliment other people’s achievements? </li></ul>
  13. 16. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Do you have the confidence to ask for what is rightfully yours? </li></ul>
  14. 17. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>You Ask And You Get It!! </li></ul>I stand for my Right
  15. 18. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Do you ask for assistance when you need it ? </li></ul>
  16. 19. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Can you accept criticism without being defensive? </li></ul>
  17. 20. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Do you feel comfortable accepting compliments? </li></ul>
  18. 21. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Are you able to stand up for your rights? </li></ul>
  19. 22. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Are you able to refuse unreasonable requests from friends, family, or co-workers? </li></ul>
  20. 23. Test Your Assertiveness <ul><li>Can you comfortably start and carry on a conversation with others? </li></ul>
  21. 24. Test Your Assertiveness A “ YES ” response to the questions indicates an assertive approach
  22. 25. Is Assertiveness Important? <ul><li>Effective communication brings about the achievement of individual and/or shared goals. </li></ul>
  23. 26. Is Assertiveness Important? <ul><li>Increases your ability to reach these goals while maintaining your rights and dignity </li></ul>
  24. 27. A ssertive R ights <ul><li>Right to be assertive </li></ul><ul><li>Right to request that others change their behavior if they are infringing (going against) your rights </li></ul>
  25. 28. A ssertive R ights <ul><li>You have the right to use your own time to answer questions (not in Exams.) </li></ul><ul><li>You have the right to express your needs even if they are illogical </li></ul>
  26. 29. <ul><li>Be aware that there are responsibilities attached to all these rights! </li></ul>
  27. 30. B enefits T o B e A ssertive <ul><ul><li>Higher Self-Esteem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less Self-Conscious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less Anxious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage Stress More Successfully </li></ul></ul>
  28. 31. B enefits T o B e A ssertive <ul><ul><li>Appreciate Yourself & Others More Easily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feeling Of Self-Control </li></ul></ul>
  29. 32. What’s Keeping You From Being Assertive?
  30. 33. What’s Keeping You From Being Assertive? <ul><li>Fear of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ruining relationships if you speak your mind </li></ul></ul>
  31. 34. What’s Keeping You From Being Assertive? <ul><li>Lack confidence in your ability </li></ul>
  32. 35. I nvolves G reater S elf - A wareness
  33. 36. C onfident F irm D emanding D ecided F orward P ositive F orceful S trong-willed S elf-assured C an-do
  34. 37. No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent