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Standing Tall- How to be Assertive
Transcript of Standing Tall- How to be Assertive
Assertive? Think About... 1. How easy is it for you to say how you feel or stand up for your rights? Answer the following questions from the video What does Assertive Mean? Standing up for your own rights and expressing yourself in an honest and open way Difference Between Assertive and Aggressive You express yourself in a way that is inappropriate and violates the rights of others Permitting others to violate our rights and disrespect our needs
Accepting without objection or resistance What does Passive Mean? Why Don't People Stand Up For Their Rights? You may rationalize it and say it is not that big of deal Not wanting to create a scene You may not want to start an argument You may have a lot of anger which could make it hard to control your actions You feel like they are more powerful than you You're embarrassed to speak to the person You want to be liked It's hard to say no to people You feel scared (may sound foolish) 5. How did you handle it? 4. Was there ever a time that you felt pressured to do something? 3. Why don't people stand up for their rights or express their true feelings to their friends? 2. Think of one common situation where you had this problem with your friends. 4. What does being passive mean? 3. What is the difference between being assertive versus being aggressive 2. Why is it difficult for some people to be assertive 1. What does being assertive mean? To exercise your own rights without denying the rights of others You say what you need to say in a respectful way Acting in a hostile manner You put your wants, needs, and rights in front of others Benefits of Being Assertive? Personal satisfaction sense of control in your life Feel better about yourself ( self esteem) More likely to get the things you want in life Benefits of Being Assertive? Increased sense of personal honesty Decreased anxiety because it creates less conflict More likely to exercise your rights and not be taken advantage of Respect and admiration from others Three Verbal Assertive Skills 1. Saying "no" 2. Making requests (asking favors) 3. Asserting your rights Saying "NO" 1. State your position (see handout) 2. State your reason 3. Be understanding Making Requests/Asserting Rights 1. Explain the issue that needs to be changed 2. Make the request to correct the problem or change the situation ex: I left my pencil in my locker and don't have anything to write with ex: could I borrow a pencil? Hey there baldy! Expressing Yourself Helpful to use I statements I feel...
I don't like... I can...
I agree... Nonverbal Assertiveness skills Loudness in voice
Facial expression Body position