Monday, November 21, 2005

How Assertive are You?

How Assertive are You?

Assertiveness is a key skill to develop in the fight against
bulimia. Having this skill will keep you on track when faced
with a difficult situation.

When you behave passively or submissively, you don’t stand up
for yourself, or say what you think, or ask for what you really
want, need or wish for. This behavior can leave you feeling
angry or frustrated with yourself or with the other person.

Thinking one thing, but saying another is a common form of
interaction. The motivations for not speaking our mind may
be many and varied. For example, you may wish not to hurt
someones feelings or you need to think through the
implications more fully, or you wish to be diplomatic;
but what is the cost to you?

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