Passive, aggressive or assertive personality
Confidence and self-esteem are two integral components of our growth, and it’s important that we develop these early on in order for us to be able to pursue our respective passions and interests and grow as individuals. Alongside confidence and self-esteem is assertion, or the capacity of an individual to defend and affirm his feelings, opinions, and thoughts to other people. You can slowly develop this trait and leverage on this, as this can help them be firmer with your convictions and principles in life.

Unfortunately, there are instances where the line between assertiveness and aggression can get hazy, and what should be a trait that could help you develop can actually be a tool that can harm you. How can you tell if your assertion is becoming aggression, and how do you deal with this? What if it’s the other way around and you aren’t being assertive enough?

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Understand what being assertive means
Determine how you currently see yourself
Determine your dominant trait – passive, aggressive or assertive?
Understand the differences between each trait
Have personalised goals on how to develop your assertiveness skills

Assertive Interaction
Assertiveness can help you express yourself effectively and stand up for your point of view, while also respecting the rights and beliefs of others. Being assertive can boost your self-esteem and earn others’ respect. Learn how to recognise how you behave when others behaviour towards you is negative. Learn what to say and how to say it. Learn the art of saying NO!

By the end of this module, you will be able to:
Acknowledge that you can’t control other people’s behaviour
Focusing on what to say and how to say it: Using the LADDER technique when dealing with others behaviour
Say ‘NO’!

Benefits and Obstacles of being Assertive

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