An assertive style of behavior is to interact with people while standing up for your rights. Being assertive is to one’s benefit most of the time but it does not mean that one always gets what he/she wants. The result of being assertive is that
- You feel good about yourself
- Other people know how to deal with you and there is nothing vague about dealing with you.
Assertive people have the following characteristics:
- They feel free to express their feelings, thoughts, and desires.
- They know their rights.
- They have control over their anger. It does not mean that they repress this feeling. It means that they control it and talk about it in a reasoning manner.