Be An Assertive Communicator

Be An Assertive Communicator
Be An Assertive Communicator
If you're alive for more than 10 years, chances are you've probably come into contact with thousands of other human beings already. The world is full of people and because of this, it is critical that we make it our priority to develop good relationships through the deliberate improvement of our communication skills. Find out more about assertive communication and how it can change our lives today.

All people communicate. You may not know it, but you are employing a kind of communication style that reflects your current state of mind. Passive and aggressive communication styles are utilized by people with low self esteem.

Either they shun expressing their own views, or they forcefully put it upon people because they want to be right all the time. Some people can also be classified as passive-aggressive communicators. They will look passive, but they actually undermine other people subtly because they feel threatened, angry or resentful.

It goes without saying that these are not very good communication styles. In fact, if you think this is you, you need to seriously check yourself and purpose to change before you lose people's respect or drive them away. Nobody is perfect and unless you can walk on water and are born of a virgin-expect to make mistakes. Learn from it and move on from here.

It goes without saying that the most effective communicator is the assertive communicator. Assertive people are people that have a healthy self-image, therefore they are able to advocate their rights and opinions without having to undermine another person to do so. They are open, direct and respectful to people they are with.

Being assertive benefits your professional life greatly. Being forthright, confident and honest are key proponents to effective decision making techniques. As opposed to passive decision makers who do not command respect; or aggressive personalities who are combative and oftentimes seen as too rude-assertive people solicit trust and inspire people to cooperate towards a single goal.

Assertive communication will also help you have better relationships in your personal life as well. Many times we do not want to hurt a loved one's feelings and in doing so, become detrimental to their growth as individuals. Being able to tell them in a respectful and loving manner things that can be improved upon will make for a better bond and a stronger relationship.

So how do we become better at this quality? One thing you need is to know yourself more and gain a deeper appreciation of yourself. If you have a healthy self image and love yourself well-you will not be afraid to assert your rights, nor feel that you have to be defensive and on attack when other people disagree with you. Take time to build up your spiritual, emotional and mental condition to enjoy a higher quality of living.

A healthy self image results in good self esteem. When you are happy with yourself, you won't be shy about your own opinions; nor will you be defensive and be on attack mode when somebody disagrees with your views.

Make it a priority to develop your spiritual, emotional and mental condition to enjoy a higher level of existence and quality of living. But even if we do all this, we cannot help it if other people misunderstand us. Miscommunication is a staple in life so do not be upset when it happens.

Do the right thing regardless and don't be defined by what other people think or say. Live well and enjoy all the richness that life has to offer you-you will be glad you did.

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