Assertive communication is healthy communication. Communication problems arise when you're too passive (not speaking up for yourself) or too aggressive (yelling, criticizing, or other expressions that are disrespectful or hurtful to others). Neither passive nor aggressive communication gets your message across or your needs met.

If you're a people-pleaser, you probably tend toward being too passive and/or passive-aggressive. You have trouble saying "no." You're agreeable....
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