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By Jennifer Moon

Educational assertiveness is a vital potential that's required of scholars who desire to in achieving educational luck. Written for college students who're aiming to accomplish collage luck, reaching good fortune via educational Assertiveness: actual existence techniques for contemporary better schooling scholars makes a speciality of the demanding situations that newcomers face and encourages optimistic activities that help triumphs in studying events. Jennifer Moon creatively explores the significance of this rising subject and the way assertiveness is associated with the method of studying and total pupil improvement, severe considering and educational fulfillment.

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Further, he might be manipulative if he says: “No, I won’t come with you. ” Here he is not telling Jane directly why he will not come to the cinema with her—but he is hinting that he has something to do that supercedes her suggestion. In effect he is putting her offer down but is indirectly inviting her to show interest in what those “other things” might be. Clearly the message here is that words alone do not carry the message of assertiveness. There is much more to it. What I am saying here applies to most of the scenarios in this book—I cannot detail the direction of gaze, the facial expression and other nonverbal aspects of behavior in each scenario and many, like the demonstration shows above, could be interpreted in different ways.

It would take many pages to describe in full the various nuances of these signs and signals for assertive, aggressive, and nonassertive behaviors so I have added only a few notes at the end of the list. You, as a human being, will have a huge 46 • Learning How to Live More Assertively ability to “read” others’ behavior and to learn more from it in order to fine-tune your own behavior. The posture of a person is one of the most obvious ways in which behavior is displayed, particularly in the angle of the head.

In more everyday language, when you are being assertive, the following tend to apply. You: • • • • • • • • Can ask for what you want or need; can ask for favors. Are open and honest. Are able to stand up for yourself without undue anxiety. Can express feelings reasonably openly. Face up to matters in your life. Have a sense of self-confidence. Are able to say “no” without undue guilt. Are aware of your rights as a human and the responsibilities that these entail. • Can express negative feelings appropriately.

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