Is Your Speech Aggressive or Assertive?
You can use either
aggressive or assertive communication to express what you need. An important
difference between them, however, is that aggressive communication demonstrates
a lack of respect for others. Speaking aggressively implies that you focus
on accomplishing your goal without taking into account how your tone of
voice, choice of words, or overall message may negatively affect your
Using assertive communication,
on the other hand, you can state your needs without offending your audience.
In fact, showing concern for others generally makes them more receptive
to what you say, so you are more likely to get what you want. In this
sense, you are able to accomplish your objectives more effectively and
maintain relationships with others at the same time.
an aggressive statement to an assertive one is a matter of only a few
words. Take a look at these opening statements:
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