Category: Affirmation

Affirmation: How to Be Assertive Without Being Rude or Controlling

Affirmation: How to Be Assertive Without Being Rude or Controlling

Assertiveness is an important skill that can make your life more enjoyable, but, unfortunately, it’s also vastly misconstrued. Sometimes it’s difficult to be assertive, or make your beliefs known, while still maintaining peace and understanding. Assertive people often come off as rude or controlling. This is because generally people don’t like to be told what […]

Affirmation: 7 Tips to Increase Your Social Intelligence

Affirmation: 7 Tips to Increase Your Social Intelligence

Social intelligence is a new science that explores and explains various phenomena, from the way we connect with others, how we make friends, to how we influence others. Social intelligence is more valuable than pure intelligence in many ways. Those with a high level of social intelligence tend to be very successful, even with an […]

Affirmation: The Timid Person’s Solution to Standing Up for Yourself

Affirmation: The Timid Person’s Solution to Standing Up for Yourself

Some of us are much better at standing up for ourselves than others. While some people can get worked up a little too easily and make a mountain out of a molehill, others are just the opposite. They’re so afraid of conflict that they always let everyone else have their own way. This approach can […]

Affirmation: 7 Disadvantages of Aggressiveness

Affirmation: 7 Disadvantages of Aggressiveness

You may know a few aggressive people that seem to do well for themselves, but they could be doing even better. Aggressiveness works, to a point, because most people avoid confrontation. However, confrontational people are disliked and suffer in many other ways. Aggressive people often find themselves alone, disrespected, and unable to reach the highest […]

Affirmation: 9 Advantages of Assertiveness

Affirmation: 9 Advantages of Assertiveness

Many of us find it hard to be assertive. Passivity is often viewed as a form of politeness. We’re raised to make others happy, even at our own expense. The other end of the spectrum has its own unique set of challenges. Aggression isn’t pleasing to others. Others are likely to give up too much […]

Affirmation: Assertiveness Skills Primer – What Does It Mean To Be Assertive?

Affirmation: Assertiveness Skills Primer – What Does It Mean To Be Assertive?

The word, “assertive” is defined in many different ways: “bold,” “definite,” “insistent,” “positive,” “certain,” and “confident.” Being assertive means you have the skills to ask for or clearly state what you want or need. Take a look at the following scenario, question and responses. Scenario: Jane’s Trip to the Movies Jane goes to the movies […]

Affirmation: 5 Self – Assertiveness Strategies to Help You Reclaim Your Domain

Affirmation: 5 Self – Assertiveness Strategies to Help You Reclaim Your Domain

As you seek success in your business, love life, or any other venture, it helps to take stock of your level of self-assertiveness. Assertiveness is the ability to honestly express yourself without undue self-doubt or anxiety. If others think they can walk all over you, they tend to view you in a negative light. While […]

Affirmation: Release Your Assertive Side and Get What You Want More Often

Affirmation: Release Your Assertive Side and Get What You Want More Often

Assertiveness is an important part of communication. When you’re assertive, you’re standing up for yourself while respecting others. It’s also an excellent way to enhance your self-esteem and self-respect. The inability to be assertive suggests that part of you doesn’t believe you’re deserving of your request. The ability to be assertive also provides you with […]

Affirmation: Building Your Child’s Self-Confidence

Affirmation: Building Your Child’s Self-Confidence

In Self-confidence is one of those character traits that ensures a child will develop into an emotionally healthy, assertive adult. However, because your children attend school with their peers, they’re exposed to numerous incidents of peer pressure everyday, which can challenge their self-confidence. So, what’s a parent to do? Although some of these incidents at […]

Affirmation: Are You Being Assertive or Selfish? Discover the Difference

Affirmation: Are You Being Assertive or Selfish? Discover the Difference

In the fine art of finesse, you get much better results when others perceive you as being assertive rather than selfish. Either way, you’re letting others know what you want or need, so why is there such a difference? Assertiveness is a positive quality that makes others feel good about helping you get what you […]