Therapy in a Nutshell

How to be Assertive

November 10, 2020

Assertive Communication is essential for good relationships, and to feel good about yourself. But many people don't know how to be assertive. They use other, less helpful communication styles. Being assertive means expressing your thoughts, feelings, and needs in an open and respectful way. It means standing up for yourself and respecting others. Assertiveness is crucial for a good relationship, and it builds self-esteem - because when you’re being more truthful to your values, beliefs, and opinions, you have more integrity. You’re more honest with yourself both inwardly and outwardly.

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