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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assertiveness, self-assertivenessnoun

    aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions

Wiktionary

  1. assertivenessnoun

    The quality of being self-assured and assertive.

Wikipedia

  1. Assertiveness

    Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive to defend a right point of view or a relevant statement. In the field of psychology and psychotherapy, it is a skill that can be learned and a mode of communication. Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines assertiveness as: "a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person's rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or point of view."Assertiveness is a communication skill that can be taught and the skills of assertive communication effectively learned. Assertiveness is a method of critical thinking, where an individual speaks up in defense of their views or in light of erroneous information. Assertive people are able to be outspoken and analyze information and point out areas of information lacking substance, details or evidence. Assertiveness supports creative thinking and effective communication. The level of assertiveness demonstrated in any human community is a factor of social and cultural practices at the time of inquiry. These factors can evolve with time and may vary from a community to another one. For example, nowadays, in the western world, there are global public discussions about controversial topics such as drug addiction, rape and sexual abuse of women and children, which were not openly discussed in 1940. During the second half of the 20th century, assertiveness was increasingly singled out as a behavioral skill taught by many personal development experts, behavior therapists, and cognitive behavioral therapists. Assertiveness is often linked to self-esteem. The term and concept was popularized to the general public by books such as Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Behavior (1970) by Robert Eating

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  1. assertiveness

    Assertiveness refers to the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. It involves expressing one's feelings, needs, opinions, wishes and rights in a direct, honest, and respectful manner. Individuals who are assertive maintain a balance in standing up for their rights without violating those of others. It is a communication style that is typically seen as healthier than being overly passive or aggressive.

Wikidata

  1. Assertiveness

    Assertiveness is a particular mode of communication. Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines assertiveness as: During the second half of the 20th century, assertiveness was increasingly singled out as a behavioral skill taught by many personal development experts, behavior therapists, and cognitive behavioral therapists. Assertiveness is often linked to self-esteem. The term and concept was popularized to the general public by books such as Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Behavior by Robert E. Alberti, and When I Say No, I Feel Guilty: How To Cope Using the Skills of Systematic Assertiveness Therapy by Manuel J. Smith.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Assertiveness

    Strongly insistent, self-assured, and demanding behavior.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assertiveness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assertiveness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of assertiveness in a Sentence

  1. Heino Klinck:

    We have seen a marked increase in Chinese aggressiveness and assertiveness over the past year, so you could argue this is not something new and associated with the withdrawal from Afghanistan, although the withdrawal from Afghanistan feeds the Chinese narrative of inevitable decline of U.S. power.

  2. Heather Watson-Perez:

    It is important to communicate our own needs directly, clearly, and with confidence while also respecting the rights of others, modeling assertiveness helps children learn how to appropriately communicate their needs and stand up for themselves.

  3. Alexandra Hamlet:

    While some parents may believe that their teen can handle the removal of various pictures without help, I do suggest that they still have conversations about values and how they tie into image online, they could be missing out on a great opportunity to help their teen to build insight and assertiveness skills.

  4. Yuki Tatsumi:

    The biggest driver of the Quad's revival is the growing assertiveness and aggressiveness of China, its behavior not only in the East and South China Seas but also in the Indian Ocean all the way down around the Pacific island area resulted in bringing Quad countries' perception of China closer together.

  5. Josh Hawley:

    The left want to define traditional masculinity as toxic, they want to define the traditional masculine virtues -- things like courage and independence and assertiveness -- as a danger to society.

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