Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. Assertiveness is mainly a communication style.
This talk, primer and suggestions on how to practise assertiveness will help you to:
- Distinguish between assertive and aggressive communication.
- Learn how to communicate your needs.
- Dispel myths about assertivess,
- Practice different ways of saying ‘no’.
Slides for this session are available on https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NEkCddPrgxwS7CPYPsqEW7Ig2UtbTKyug_VcEVWlgmg/edit?usp=sharing
Speaker: Dr. Tarique Sani is a psychotherapist, paediatrician, forensic expert, PHP geek, photographer, cyclist, and currently a runner.
Consequences of not being able to say 'no'
Inability to say ‘no’ or the fear of communicating assertively leads to:
- Build-up of resentment and anger towards the person who you are trying to express your need(s) to.
- Frustration and disappointment.
- Stress builds up as you are unable to communicate what you need.
- Long-term anxiety and depression.