Episode 128: How to Be Assertive

Being assertive is a necessary skill in today’s world, but too many times, we aren’t taught it. In fact, being assertive is discouraged in many cultures because it’s seen as rude or aggressive. But assertiveness is something students need to learn, if they’re going to manage and control their educational experience. It’s what helps you draw boundaries, state what you need, and manage demands made on you and your time – skills you’ll need not just in school but also after graduation. Join Dinur and Adam as we talk about this important skill set!

Show Notes
UC Davis, “Develop Assertiveness”
Wikihow, “Become More Assertive During Your College Years”
New South Wales’ Nurses and Midwives’ Association, “Be Assertive, Communicate Better, Stress Less”
SkillsYouNeed.com, “Assertiveness Techniques”
CABA.org.uk, “How To Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive”
DS Psychology Group, “Four Steps for Assertive Communication”
Centre for Clinical Interventions, “How To Say No Assertively”


Posted in Communication, Podcast.

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