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Yellow-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Woodpecker

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Joined: 24 Jul 2007
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Posts: 56
Location: NC

26 Jul 2007, 6:26 pm

If you don't mind my 2cents...Aggressive is forcing your will on others, it is controlling and manipulative..assertiveness is confidence in your ideas and self. Assertive people toss it out there and if it is not accepted thats ok because they know that they know and their perception is not based on being validated by others....aggressive people throw it out there with the intention of agreement and react negatively if their assertions are challenged it is a control issue and a need for self validation.


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Joined: 1 Jul 2006
Age: 33
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Location: Woodbridge, VA

26 Jul 2007, 9:38 pm

You people realize assertiveness is being forceful on someone with opinions. I do it to my family and friends sometimes but they helped me try to less assertive/aggressive. Assertiveness is a very bad idea for WP because it can hurt people's feelings.

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