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1.04 ASSERTIVENESS, AGGRESSIVENESS -- PSYCHOLOGY ABUSE TERMS, CONCEPTS

==== Assertiveness, Aggressiveness

MEANING: Assertiveness: Standing up for oneself. Aggressiveness: aggressiveness means going further and being pushy.

While assertiveness is often seen by others as being aggressive, each of us needs to stand up for what we believe to be true, fair and reasonable. To do this may mean that you will receive criticism, but this comes with the territory. To avoid being assertive to avoid criticism is to let yourself be pushed around.

RELEVANCE TO ABUSE: Ideally the abused person needs to be more assertive and the abuser needs to be less aggressive. Of course, this fine distinction is bound to cause problems and will been seen differently by each party.

RELATED WORDS AND PHRASES: assertive, assert, assertion, aggressive, aggression, aggressor, passive-aggression

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