Thursday, August 11, 2005

Assertive communication

Part of what I’ve dabbed into lately has to deal with assertive communication, as opposed to passive, passive-aggressive, or aggressive, which are the other main types out there.
The assertive communicator expresses his or her feelings, explains why he or she is feeling that way and assertively expresses what it is that he or she wants from the person he or she is communicating with…The template goes something like this:
I feel__________ when you__________because__________.
I need__________...

Such simple tool has been hard for me to implement and realize at times in my life. I am curious to know if you have any experiences with this type of communication, or how it ties up with the language of the heart for you

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