Develop Your Assertiveness, Second Edition by Sue Bishop

By Sue Bishop

Enhance Your Assertiveness bargains basic concepts to provide help to develop into extra assertive. choked with examples and routines, it's a self-help consultant protecting subject matters comparable to: the significance of selection habit; rigidity regulate, self-awareness and vanity; relationships; making and refusing requests; facing challenge humans.

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If you speak your affirmations on to an audio tape, make this your bedtime listening, or when you awake in the morning, switch off your alarm clock and tune into your personal pep talk. Have faith. It will work! Positive outcomes If an interpersonal conflict threatens, do you avoid confrontation? Do you adopt an ‘anything for a quiet life’ attitude? Do you set out to ‘win’ at any price? Do you look for a compromise? Do you try to achieve a win–win solution? Imagine the following scene. Exercise You and your partner share a car.

Not least, it can be put to good use to show the other person that you are interested in them as a person, not just as a co-worker. Conflict resolution If shyness is not your problem, rather a tendency to be a bit too outspoken when differences of opinion arise, here too improved listening skills can help. Rather than react, jump in and aggressively attack the other person’s viewpoint while defending your own, try to be proactive. Engage the other person in conversation to establish their point of view.

To look after my own needs. To have time and space to be alone. To be an individual. To ask for information from professionals. Not to be dependent on others’ approval. To be the judge of my own worth. To choose how to behave/respond in a given situation. To be independent. To be me; not the person others want me to be. Not to assert myself. Hopefully, you are beginning to see areas where you are not asserting your rights or where you are being manipulated or held back from doing so by others. Admittedly, this is a long and soul-searching activity, but an invaluable aid to establishing where you need to concentrate your assertiveness skills.

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