I’ve been described as shy and awkward for as long as I can remember. But something happened last year that pushed me over the edge to where I just couldn’t live that way anymore. Continue reading
It’s important to understand the difference between being assertive and aggressive.
Assertiveness isn’t a , while aggressiveness is. Aggressive people are task-oriented extroverts; they’re energized by interacting with others, but what they care about are outcomes and bottom lines. That’s how they can be so fired up, blunt, and forceful, using intimidation to bend all circumstances to their whim.
Being assertive simply means being free to honestly present yourself and your thoughts exactly as you choose to. Continue reading