Here is a resource to assist you in becoming more assertive. I really enjoy the tools on this site. One tool is from: http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/docs/Assertmodule%202.pdf , looks at the characteristics of passive, aggressive, and assertive communication. 1,131 more words
A MUST READ for ANYONE who may at ANY TIME IN THEIR LIFE have a conversation of ANY length with a victim of verbal/physical abuse. (Note: verbal abuse always proceeds physical abuse in a relationship but verbal abuse doesn't always evolve in to physical abuse. I lumped them together to be inclusive of all victims).