assertiveness

(redirected from self-assertive)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to self-assertive: nonassertive

assertiveness

 [ah-ser´tiv-ness]
a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof. To assert oneself is to affirm one's rights or position withouteither aggressively transgressing the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or rightful position.
assertiveness training instruction and practice in techniques for dealing with interpersonal conflicts and threatening situations in an assertive manner, avoiding the extremes of aggressive and submissive behavior. Such training has as its goals enabling the learner to express personal feelings freely, speak up for his or her rights, communicate disagreement effectively, accept compliments comfortably, persist in expressing a legitimate complaint, and negotiate mutually satisfying solutions to interpersonal situations in which there is some type of conflict.

assertiveness

/as·ser·tive·ness/ (ah-ser´tiv-nes) the quality or state of bold or confident self-expression, neither aggressive nor submissive.

assertiveness

[əsur′tivnes]
behavior directed toward claiming one's rights without denying those of others.
References in periodicals archive ?
Bobos, I submit, are closet yuppies, which makes them a shade better than flagrant, proud, self-assertive yuppies.
Relationships form the backbone of her songs, a stark emotional honesty informing lines like 'I'm brutally in love with your children even though you won't let me have them' and the defiantly self-assertive Bowing To Convention.
They become] analytic rather than receptive people, who dominate information rather than respond to it, [as well as] intensely competitive and self-assertive.
Only players who are self-assertive and able to stand up for themselves will deserve to be on the pitch for this game.
It could be that your husband simply doesn't have the confidence to be more self-assertive or that he likes it the way things are.
Because to be black becomes a badge of authenticity and authenticity is tied with rejection of a world straight-jacketed by interdictions, blacks' behavior gains admiration when it is at its most self-righteously self-assertive, however outlandish, whereas whites can only score points through submissiveness.
It doesn't matter whether he (or his revivers) borrowed from Massine, Jooss, and other choreographers because there's a Borlin core: while not always telling stories clearly or making the dancing a simple function of the music's drive, he allowed his sharply drawn, self-assertive characters to cast enigmatic shadows.
Stalwart Brendan Fraser, who plays the straight-arrow, dimwitted title Mountie opposite Parker's updated, self-assertive damsel-in-distress Nell Fenwick, confirmed that the actress was fun to work with but nonetheless a pro all the way.
As for Mills's art, it should be stressed that he designed structures to be compatible with their built environment, to fit into and augment their particular community rather than affront it with the self-assertive desire to display individual genius and ingenuity.
If you are not an expert on trade theory (what Kuran calls "soft knowledge"), it is good for your reputation not to be self-assertive in a seminar full of experts.
The Captured World spans the period from the late eighteenth century to the 1890s and thus moves from Maria Edgeworth's "child of reason" and Mary Martha Sherwood's "child of faith" to the mischievous and self-assertive child attractive to readers at the turn of our own century.
This is the story of one of the strongest and most self-assertive popes in all of church history: Pope Boniface VIII, who reigned from 1294 until 1303, having succeeded Celestine V, who had resigned after only five months in office.