Communication is the essence of a healthy zindagi! And a lack of communication can wreak havoc on your personal and professional relationships. Whether you are communicating in the workplace or with friends and family, assertiveness is an important element of communication. Have you ever struggled to get your point across in a clear but non-aggressive way? Or do you have a hard time communicating your needs? If so, assertive communication can be a useful tool for helping you balance your relationships with getting your own needs met.
But being assertive can be hard if it doesn’t come naturally to you. It certainly isn’t an easy skill for everyone to obtain. Most of us aren’t confident enough and we get nervous voicing our opinions. But assertive communication requires confidence and definitely oodles of positive attitude.
Remember, assertive doesn’t mean aggressive. Assertive communication is when you confidently express your needs and opinion in a fair, honest, and calm way while considering the needs and views of other people.
So, how truly assertive are you? If you don’t know, then take this quiz designed by Prachi Kohli, Counseling Psychologist at Kaleidoscope- a unit of Dr. Bakshi’s Healthcare, for HealthShots.
Let’s get to know where you stand!