Assertive behavior is expressing your personal preferences and defending our personal rights while respecting the rights of others.
In other words, assertive messages balance our rights and needs with the rights and needs of others. Assertiveness is an effective way to establish your independence while continuing to nurture the relationship because your assertive messages teach your partners how to treat you. Pay close attention to the section on assertive messages. Write a one page skit choosing only ONE of the situations below. Be sure to use assertive language.