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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.
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In the framework of the social skills construct, assertiveness is defined as interpersonal behavior that allows the direct expression of one's feelings, without cognitive distortions or anxiety, combining verbal and nonverbal components, and the defense of one's rights, while respecting those of others (Ames & Flynn, 2007; Caso & Hernandez, 2007; Dietz, Jennings & Abrew, 2005; GoldbergLillehoj; Harman, Hansen, Cochran, & Lindsey, 2005; Monjas & Gonzalez, 2000; Riso, 1988; Swanson, 2007; Trianes, Blanca, Garcia, Munoz, & Fernandez, 2007; Turner, 1992).
Social skills include: interpersonal behaviors needed to make and keep friends, such as joining in and giving compliments; peer-related social skills valued by classmates, such as sharing and working cooperatively; teacher-pleasing social skills related to academic success, such as listening and following directions; self-related behaviors, such as following through and dealing with stress; communication skills, such as attending to the speaker; and assertiveness skills.
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