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Information about Assertvieness

Published on December 2, 2010

Author: imprintcenter


Slide 1: Assertive Skills Program Objectives : Program Objectives Understand the philosophy of being assertive. Recognize the differences between being assertive and aggressive through exploration of personal reactions to given situations. Participate in role-playing exercises to practice the tenets of being assertive. Instill in participants the courage to be assertive -- in the most appropriate and effective way. A Challenge : A Challenge Please write a One Sentence Definition of A S S E R T I V E N E S S. Definition of Assertiveness : Definition of Assertiveness An honest, direct, and appropriate expression of one's feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. Test Your Assertiveness (1 of 3) : Test Your Assertiveness (1 of 3) Can you express negative feelings about other people and their behaviors without using abusive language? Are you able to exercise and express your strengths? Can you easily recognize and compliment other people’s achievements? Slide 6: Do you have the confidence to ask for what is rightfully yours? Can you accept criticism without being defensive? Do you feel comfortable accepting compliments? Are you able to stand up for your rights? Slide 7: Are you able to refuse unreasonable requests from friends, family, or co-workers? Can you comfortably start and carry on a conversation with others? Do you ask for assistance when you need it ? A “yes” response to the questions indicates an assertive approach. Why Assertiveness Is Important? : Why Assertiveness Is Important? Effective communication brings about the achievement of individual and/or shared goals. Assertiveness increases your ability to reach these goals while maintaining your rights and dignity. The Myths About Assertiveness : The Myths About Assertiveness Other people’s feelings and rights are more important than yours. You are not important enough to express your feelings and rights. You will offend other people by being assertive. Assertive Rights : Assertive Rights You have the right to be assertive. You have the right to request that others change their behavior if they are infringing on your rights. You have the right to use your own time to answer questions. You have the right to express your needs even if they are illogical. Be aware that there are responsibilities attached to all these rights! Remember : Remember You do not live in isolation. Your actions impact everyone. You are in control of your behavior. Your response to a situation must be guided by ascertaining your rights and responsibilities and following through. What’s Keeping You From Being Assertive? : What’s Keeping You From Being Assertive? Fear of change. Refusal to admit their submissiveness. Fear of ruining relationships if you speak your mind. Lack confidence in your ability.

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