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Chapter 10. Talking About Feelings

An important part of developing assertiveness is expressing your honest emotions. Many people don’t do that. Even if you understand that being emotional is okay and part of being human, you may need practice to talk about your feelings. The assertive way to express feelings is to say, “I feel…,” “I’m feeling…,” “I am…,” “I was…,” and “I get…” What follows each phrase is a word or words describing a feeling.

First, you must know what you are feeling. To figure out which emotion you are experiencing, ask yourself, “What am I feeling—mad, sad, glad, or scared?” Those are the four basic human emotions, and this is a good question to help you get in touch with your feelings quickly and accurately. Some feelings are combinations of two or more of the four categories.


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