Counseling Services - Assertive

Student Assertiveness



  • I recognize that everyone has well practiced communication habits and long standing attitudes that support and defend these habits.

  • I accept the communication habits of others as fact.

  • I will offer assertive communication and a "win-win" attitude even when others are offering nonassertive or aggressive styles.

  • I understand that people change only when they choose to change. I select my personal standard of communication rather than react to those of others.

  • I know others are different from me and it is important to appreciate these differences.

  • I accept that every relationship involves each person having 50% of the responsibility for the success or failure of that relationship.

  • I know that being nonassertive and aggressive is part of being human.

  • I know that every assertive choice preludes a nonassertive or aggressive choice and improves the chances for success at work and at home.