There are few words that I hear misused more than the word “assertive.”

Everyone has an idea about what they think it means, but I have seen that many people actually know only half of the definition.

That missing half makes a huge difference.

Pause for a moment here and think about what “assertive” means to you. Come up with your own definition.

Did your definition describe standing up for yourself? Speaking your mind? Telling people how you feel...
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