I am but I really hate doing it as I feel so bad when the other person gets mad. I know that is not my problem but I take it on as my fault. Yet when I am not assertive I feel used by some people and then I find I feel angry at myself for being the whipping boy for someone else.
I am practicing on this one................
The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.
Yes and Yes. I am very assertive and i stand up for both myself, and also others who may not be able to do it themselves (my students etc). im a socially confident person so i dont have too much trouble 'politely' saying yes or no to something or someone.
I am very assertive and always stand up for myself and others. I do it in a nice way but let the person know that I will not back down. If I have to get tough I do. One thing that absolutely gets my goat is people who just let their shopping carts go at the grocery store. I always tell them that there is a corral to put their cart in and then I say "How would you like it if someone let their cart go smashing into the side of your car?" It gets them every time. I always shame them into putting the cart away.If you don't stick up for yourself no one else will.