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Saturday, August 06, 2011

The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behaviors affect the rights and well being of others.

- Sharon Anthony Bower, author

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    Betty, I agree. She hit it right on. We all need to respect others boundaries and never do something to hurt them and they also need to respects us and our boundaries. We need to not let others push us into doing or saying what we shouldn't.
    3369 days ago
  • BEEBEE1936
    Beautiful comment, ONEKIDSMOM. I couldn't have said it any better.

    I feel you should never say or do anything to hurt anothers feelings. Sometimes it happens accidently. Kindness is always the best way. But I also feel you should stick up for yourself but not in a mean way.

    3369 days ago
    emoticon It is kind of sad how many people--many of them Women, in my experience--think that they Cannot be Assertive without being Aggressive.
    3369 days ago
    And, unfortunately, there are many ppl who can't tell the difference....viewing assertiveness in a woman as just being bitchy....when it very frequently is not the case. I believe there are ways of being assertive that are tactful and not "bitchy". I spose part of it means that an assertive person also needs to try and develop a tough enough skin so the attitudes of others doesn't keep them down.
    3369 days ago
    Assertive is a defensive posture. Aggressive is an offensive one. Assertive defends our boundaries, but respects others. Aggressive doesn't give a whit about others. So, in short, I agree with the quotation.

    3369 days ago
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