Of the four communication styles, assertiveness allows us to express our needs and wants in the most healthy, respectful way. An assertive communication style demonstrates we’re aware of the rights of others and are willing to work towards resolving conflicts.
What is Assertive Communication?
Assertive communication allows us to advocate for ourselves while respecting and encouraging the boundaries and beliefs of others. As assertive communicators, we express our thoughts and feelings directly and honestly. Assertiveness facilitates mutual understanding and negotiation.