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assertive

MedspeakUK Referring to clear, honest and direct communication, without avoiding issues or resorting to manipulative or aggressive behaviour.
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That the infinitive clause has an assertive value after verbs like these is reflected in the fact that truth or falsity can be predicated of it in these contexts, something which would never be possible if the clause had an introductory [-assertion] feature (cf.
* Be open, direct and honest, modeling assertive behavior.
H6: Non assertive participants would be more likely to report the intention to respond passively than assertive participants.
We can communicate more effectively with others when we learn assertive, non-aggressive, communication techniques.
"People pay more attention to what's bad about assertive or non-assertive behavior than what's good about it," Flynn explained.
This interaction leads to the development of the subjective expectation about the consequences of the assertive behavior.
Know the difference between the three behavioral styles in order to concentrate your efforts on learning and developing the assertive style.
Dr David Lewis, author of The Soul of the New Consumer - Authenticity: What we Buy and Why in the New Economy, who designed the survey, said: "We Brits are quietly assertive when it comes to complaining about poor goods and services."
She's as assertive and capable as he is petulant and out of his element.
Writing in a strong, assertive, declamatory voice, uncompromising in his racial pride, Davis often leavened his poems with flashes of lyricism as well as with wit and mordant satire--as in the sequence of poems entitled "Ebony Under Satire" that appeared in both Black Man's Verse and his second collection, I Am the American Negro.
This article presents a training program devised to augment assertive competencies in indecisive students choosing a university course of study.
This resourcefulness changes him and at the end of the story, when he returns to 2003, we are sure he will live differently and be more assertive.