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  • ASSERTIVENESS
    • WHAT IS IT?
    • HOW CAN IT HELP ME?
    • WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
  • ASSERTIVENESS
    • Assertiveness is the ability to communicate your needs, feelings, opinions, and beliefs in an open and honest manner without violating the rights of others
  • ASSERTIVENESS
    • IS NOT THE SAME AS AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR.
    • AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR ENHANCES SELF AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.
    • ASSERTIVENESS PRODUCES POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR ALL; AGGRESSIVE ACTS RESULT IN NEGATIVE OUTCOMES.
  • WHAT WILL IT DO
    • HELPS YOU BECOME SELF-CONFIDENT
    • INCREASES SELF-ESTEEM
    • GAIN RESPECT OF OTHERS
    • IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS
    • IMPROVE DECISION-MAKING ABILITY
  • HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE
    • BE HONEST AND DIRECT ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS, NEEDS, BELIEFS.
    • EXPRESS YOURSELF FIRMLY AND DIRECTLY TO SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS.
    • BE REASONABLE IN YOUR REQUESTS
  • HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE
    • STATE YOUR VIEWPOINT WITHOUT BEING HESITANT OR APOLOGETIC.
    • BE HONEST WHEN GIVING OR RECEIVING FEEDBACK.
    • LEARN TO SAY “NO” TO UNREASONABLE EXPECTATIONS.
    • PARAPHRASE WHAT OTHERS HAVE STATED TO YOU.
  • HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE
    • REGOGNIZE AND RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THOSE AROUND YOU.
    • USE APPROPRIATE TONE OF VOICE.
    • BE AWARE OF BODY POSTURE/LANGUAGE
    • MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT.
    • USE “I” STATEMENTS TO EXPRESS SELF
  • HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE
    • DON’T LET OTHERS IMPOSE THEIR VALUES/IDEAS ON YOU
    • ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO BE CLEAR AND DIRECT
    • TAKE OWNERSHIP
  • AND MY RIGHTS ARE…
    • The right to respect myself because of who I am.
    • How to lead my life…pursuing goals, dreams, etc.
    • Have my own values, beliefs, etc.
    • To tell others how I wish to be treated.
    • To change my mind and make mistakes without being ridiculed.
  • AND MY RIGHTS ARE…
    • TO HAVE POSITIVE, HEALTHY, SATISFYING RELATIONSHIPS IN WHICH I AM SAFE AND RESPECTED.
    • TO CHANGE AND DEVELOP MY LIFE HOW I DETERMINE.
    • TO BE HAPPY AND AT PEACE.
  • ASSERTIVENESS
    • DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN.
    • DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU HAPPINESS OR FAIR TREATMENT.
    • WILL NOT SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS
    • DOES NOT GUARANTEEE YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT.