Can you stand up for yourself without putting the other person down? Can you stand your ground, even when it’s uncomfortable or uneasy? Say what you mean without being mean?
Assertiveness is not about raising your voice, it’s about raising your listening skills. It’s a gentle art that allows you to communicate confidently and positively without being aggressive or offending the other person in the process.
To boost your effectiveness, self-esteem and relationships, watch this video to learn how to be more assertive.
Speaker: Dr. Kala Iyengar worked as a paediatrician, and is now the director of the Peace Village Retreat Center, set on acres of woods and streams in the Catskill Mountains, New York.