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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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Be open, direct and honest, modeling assertive behavior.
To sum up so far: infinitival clauses with to can be the complement of assertive or non-assertive predicates.
H6: Non assertive participants would be more likely to report the intention to respond passively than assertive participants.
Perhaps the best way to understand assertive communication, is to look at how it falls along a continuum of three categories: 1.
People pay more attention to what's bad about assertive or non-assertive behavior than what's good about it," Flynn explained.
The assertive behavior should be evaluated within a social and cultural context.
Lloyd, author of Developing Positive Assertiveness: Practical Techniques for Personal Success, there are various assertive styles.
Analyses of variance (ANOVAs) of the pretest means revealed that there were significant differences (all in the expected direction) in social discomfort between students in the experimental and control groups and the remaining 977 students in the larger group (F values for discomfort in assertive management of a number of social situations, in accepting and expressing compliments and praise in an assertive way, in expressing negative feelings, and in coping in an assertive way with one's own limitations and social difficulties were, respectively, 14.
It is at Miss Peterson's that Cleo learns how to construct her outside--her "female" social mask, her feminine manners--while her inside, her assertive, aggressive "masculine" gender waits to later exert itself.
Unquestionably, being sexually assertive is a difficult and complicated skill to acquire, particularly for teenagers.
It is clear that to be assertive means to be involved, and that personal action is always initiated in relation to such involvement.
Thomas, Richmond, and McCroskey (1994) found that nonverbal immediacy was highly associated with both the assertive and responsive socio-communicative styles (two constructs which mirror the masculine and feminine genders).