What is Assertiveness'
How To Be More Assertive: Part 1
Here are some definitions of "to assert", drawn from different sources:
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
To vindicate or defend by argument or measures; to declare strongly; to lay claim to; to insist upon; to affirm; to bear evidence of.
To state or express positively; to defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
A win-win; you and the other person both get what you want.
The Assertiveness Pocketbook
Enjoying your rights, expressing your feelings, asking for what you want, stating your views - with integrity, honesty, directness, respect for others.
There are many different views on what assertiveness is. But what matters for this course is the definition that is relevant to you and your circumstances.
Why do you want to be more assertive?
If you don't learn to be more assertive, what might you lose (or not do, or not achieve) as a result?