172 Toxic or Not? Assertiveness

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To be passive is to let others decide for you. To be aggressive is to decide for others. To be assertive is to decide for yourself. And to trust that there is enough, that you are enough.

Edith Eva Eger

When you think of someone who’s being assertive, what comes to mind? Do you see someone who is direct and confident, or do you see someone who is confrontational and forceful?

Have you ever been accused of being “aggressive”?

Was it a valid critique or was it an attempt to shut you down? Assertive communication is often confused with being aggressive by those who do not like what you are saying, but they are NOT the same.

Toxic workplaces, toxic relationships happen one breach at a time, We will be discussing how assertive is often misinterpreted as aggressive and is used against women and others lower in a business hierarchy. Learn about different communication styles and whether or not someone is being assertive or aggressive.

What you’ll hear on today’s episode:

  • What is assertive
  • Assertive vs. Aggressive
  • Four types of Communication Styles
  • How words change
  • Toxic or Not

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