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  an...
ASSERTIVENESS1. IS NOT THE SAME AS AGGRESSIVE   BEHAVIOR.2. AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR ENHANCES   SELF AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.3...
WHAT WILL IT DO1.   HELPS YOU     BECOME SELF-     CONFIDENT2.   INCREASES SELF-     ESTEEM3.   GAIN RESPECT OF     OTHERS...
HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE1. BE HONEST AND DIRECT ABOUT   YOUR FEELINGS, NEEDS, BELIEFS.2. EXPRESS YOURSELF FIRMLY AND   DIRECTLY...
HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE4. STATE YOUR VIEWPOINT WITHOUT   BEING HESITANT OR APOLOGETIC.5. BE HONEST WHEN GIVING OR   RECEIVING ...
HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE8. REGOGNIZE AND RESPECT THE    RIGHTS OF THOSE AROUND YOU.9. USE APPROPRIATE TONE OF VOICE.10. BE AWAR...
HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE13. DON’T LET    OTHERS IMPOSE    THEIR    VALUES/IDEAS    ON YOU14. ENCOURAGE    OTHERS TO BE    CLEAR...
AND MY RIGHTS ARE…1. The right to respect myself because of   who I am.2. How to lead my life…pursuing goals,   dreams, et...
AND MY RIGHTS ARE…6. TO HAVE POSITIVE, HEALTHY,   SATISFYING RELATIONSHIPS IN   WHICH I AM SAFE AND   RESPECTED.7. TO CHAN...
ASSERTIVENESS1.   DOESN’T JUST     HAPPEN.2.   DOES NOT     GUARANTEE YOU     HAPPINESS OR FAIR     TREATMENT.3.   WILL NO...
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Assertiveness student guide

  1. 1. ASSERTIVENESS •WHAT IS IT?•HOW CAN IT HELP ME?•WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. ASSERTIVENESS1. IS NOT THE SAME AS AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR.2. AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR ENHANCES SELF AT THE EXPENSE OF OTHERS.3. ASSERTIVENESS PRODUCES POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR ALL; AGGRESSIVE ACTS RESULT IN NEGATIVE OUTCOMES.
  4. 4. WHAT WILL IT DO1. HELPS YOU BECOME SELF- CONFIDENT2. INCREASES SELF- ESTEEM3. GAIN RESPECT OF OTHERS4. IMPROVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS5. IMPROVE DECISION-MAKING ABILITY
  5. 5. HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE1. BE HONEST AND DIRECT ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS, NEEDS, BELIEFS.2. EXPRESS YOURSELF FIRMLY AND DIRECTLY TO SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS.3. BE REASONABLE IN YOUR REQUESTS
  6. 6. HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE4. STATE YOUR VIEWPOINT WITHOUT BEING HESITANT OR APOLOGETIC.5. BE HONEST WHEN GIVING OR RECEIVING FEEDBACK.6. LEARN TO SAY “NO” TO UNREASONABLE EXPECTATIONS.7. PARAPHRASE WHAT OTHERS HAVE STATED TO YOU.
  7. 7. HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE8. REGOGNIZE AND RESPECT THE RIGHTS OF THOSE AROUND YOU.9. USE APPROPRIATE TONE OF VOICE.10. BE AWARE OF BODY POSTURE/LANGUAGE11. MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT.12. USE “I” STATEMENTS TO EXPRESS SELF
  8. 8. HOW TO BE ASSERTIVE13. DON’T LET OTHERS IMPOSE THEIR VALUES/IDEAS ON YOU14. ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO BE CLEAR AND DIRECT15. TAKE OWNERSHIP
  9. 9. AND MY RIGHTS ARE…1. The right to respect myself because of who I am.2. How to lead my life…pursuing goals, dreams, etc.3. Have my own values, beliefs, etc.4. To tell others how I wish to be treated.5. To change my mind and make mistakes without being ridiculed.
  10. 10. AND MY RIGHTS ARE…6. TO HAVE POSITIVE, HEALTHY, SATISFYING RELATIONSHIPS IN WHICH I AM SAFE AND RESPECTED.7. TO CHANGE AND DEVELOP MY LIFE HOW I DETERMINE.8. TO BE HAPPY AND AT PEACE.
  11. 11. ASSERTIVENESS1. DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN.2. DOES NOT GUARANTEE YOU HAPPINESS OR FAIR TREATMENT.3. WILL NOT SOLVE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS4. DOES NOT GUARANTEEE YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT.

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