“Assertiveness is one thing – manipulation another.”
Many women believe that to be assertive you must be manipulative. If this holds true, then assertiveness actually becomes aggression.
Recognize that being assertive isn’t about being controlling. It simply means expressing your wishes in an appropriate, effective way, while maintaining the respect for others.
Keep in mind that assertiveness requires communication, negotiation and compromise. When you treat others with respectful assertiveness, you gain their respect in return. Try it!
©Jane Powell – Meditations for Women
Today’s Affirmation: I treat others with respectful assertiveness.