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What Is Assertiveness in Psychology? 5 Practical Examples

Assertive behavior reflects an individual’s ability to stand up for their best interests without being excessively anxious. When effective, they are “exercising their own rights without denying the rights of others” (Speed, Goldstein, & Goldfried, 2017).As humans, we are challenged daily to deal with a wide variety of situations in our lives, often having to choose between a mixture of approaches to handle each one.Do we engage, compete, or show aggression?Each behavior has a time and a place, appropriate depending on context and the importance of the outcome.How we respond and judge our own and others’ behavior exists along a dimension known as interpersonal assertiveness.

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Assertive behavior reflects an individual’s ability to stand up for their best interests without being excessively anxious. When effective, they are “exercising their own rights without denying the rights of others” (Speed, Goldstein, & Goldfried, 2017).As humans, we are challenged daily to deal with a wide variety of situations in our lives, often having to choose between a mixture of approaches to handle each one.Do we engage, compete, or show aggression?Each behavior has a time and a place, appropriate depending on context and the importance of the outcome.How we respond and judge our own and others’ behavior exists along a dimension known as interpersonal assertiveness.

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