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When Assertiveness Doesn’t Work

Standing In Self-Respect Even When You Don’t Receive A Good Response

Season 3, Episode 138

Assertiveness is defined as standing for your your worth, needs, and convictions while also showing regard for others. Unfortunately, when you are clean in your communication, some will still respond poorly. At that point, it becomes your task to stay on point, as opposed to letting the other person hijack your good intentions. And that is what we will address in this podcast.

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When Assertiveness Doesn’t Work

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

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Something to Think About

In this episode, we acknowledged that:

  • Sometimes when people assert, they have a hidden desire to be in control.
  • True assertiveness is anchored in a willingness to be respectful in anger, even when the other person is not of a similar mindset.
  • Successful assertiveness is not contingent upon others cooperating.

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“What is a good example of a time when you need to hold cleanly to your assertiveness even when the other person remains contrary?”

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