Even if the outcome is not completely in your favor, you will feel respected and valued as a person because your coworker heard your thoughts and feelings regarding the issue and vice versa before you brainstormed a decision together.
Assertive behavior allows everyone to feel comfortable and safe, while aggressive people tend to seek control and get their way even if it means hurting others.
For example, if you had a disagreement with a coworker regarding a project you were working on together, being assertive will allow the two of you to avoid hurting one another and to reach your goal without alienating one another, according to Mountain State Centers for Independent Living.
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Her short stories and articles have appeared in "Grandma's Choice," "Treasure Box" and "Simple Joy." She has worked with children with ADHD, sensory issues and behavioral problems, as well as adults with chronic mental illness.