I try to be assertive.
I do think if I'm in a confronting situation I'm either passive or passive aggressive.
But if someone is being aggressive to me I'm likely to be passive and cower. If someone is being passive-aggressive and I'm not able to take it, I'd respond in kind.
Though I do think generally I am assertive.
I guess the only thing I know for sure is I'm not aggressive.
Depends on how I feel about myself really. Generally I try to be assertive...agressive when I feel defensive and passive aggressive when I am down on myself.
I perceive myself as mostly assertive, sometimes passive and occasionally aggressive. Same in real life.
I find that I am floating and hovering over passive agressive and assertive.
Depending on the mood and contexts of the situation.
Ive been told im not well liked cause im too assertive and always say my piece but thats who I am.
To be honest there are more people that hover over the two then there are in the individual categories. Interpersonal and cognitive behaviour change various times over a period of a lifetime. When I was younger I was really passive as I have dealt and went through life after so many battles I learnt that the only way I can get through life is to be assertive although I still vary between the 2 depending of mood and situations.
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i try to be assertive but in front of people like doctors i get a bit passive but at work and occasionally just generally if i'm not careful i get a bit aggressive. generally speaking i'm somewhere between passive and assertive though.
Last edited by Leeee; 14-02-2011 at 00:54.
I aim to be assertive,but English isnt my primary language (not the first one I learnt, nor the one we speak at home) and a great deal of the assertive traits are considered aggressive in other cultures.
I do my best, by DO come across aggressive in Australia/English, purely due to the cultural differences.
I grew up speaking Dialect German (not high German, but I can understand and read it still)
DD says 6 words, 3 English (b00bie, mama, dada) , 1 Cantonese (mai - dont want), 1 Malay (sayang- precious/darling/kisses)
And oddly 1 Spanish (bwhey - dude/curse word picked up from my little sister)
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