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How to Practice Assertive Communication - The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center of Southern California

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How to Practice Assertive Communication

In life, there are often times when you need to have uncomfortable conversations. Assertively communicating in a way that is clear and direct is one of the most effective ways of minimizing conflict, preventing misunderstandings, and creating a positive environment. When you practice assertive co...

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Non-Assertive Communication

People often confuse aggression with assertiveness, but they are very different. In aggressive communication, you are placing your own rights and needs above the rights and needs of others. Aggressive communication does the following:

  • Forces your opinions on others

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Assertive Communication Guide

  • State your point of view in a clear and direct manner
  • Avoid exaggerating. For example, instead of saying, “You’re always late!” Try saying, “You are 20 minutes late for the third time this week.”
  • Discuss facts rather than making judgments. For example, instead of saying, “You...

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