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Part IV: Changing Your Behaviors > Choosing Assertive Words Carefully

Chapter 11. Choosing Assertive Words Carefully

Now that you have an understanding about how to change your thinking and feeling patterns, you need some information about changing your behavior.

To communicate thoughts, feelings, and opinions assertively, you need to choose words that are direct, honest, appropriate, and respectful. Some words simply do not fit these criteria and therefore cannot be delivered assertively. Words are only one aspect of being assertive, but you must use assertive words if you are to be assertive with others.


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