We communicate with people every day but how authentic is our communication?
Does it come from the heart, kind and compassionate or does it come from our limiting beliefs, traumas, unhelpful behaviour?
These are the communicative types that are regularly used for varying reasons, the ideal type of communication is assertive and we can work on ourselves to become just that!
#Passive behaviour traits are characterized by avoiding conflict, suppressing one's emotions, and prioritizing others' needs over one's own. Individuals who exhibit passive behaviour often have difficulty expressing their feelings, standing up for themselves, and making decisions. They may be hesitant to share their opinions or preferences, frequently agreeing with the majority to avoid potential conflict. Passive behaviour may lead to feelings of resentment, frustration, and low self-esteem, as these individuals may not feel heard or valued in their relationships.
#Assertive behaviour traits involve expressing oneself honestly and openly while respecting the rights and feelings of others. Assertive individuals are able to stand up for their rights, needs, and beliefs in a manner that is neither aggressive nor passive. They are confident, articulate, and clear in their communication and are able to express their emotions and opinions without fear of rejection or judgement. Assertive behaviour is considered the healthiest way of interacting with others, as it enables individuals to maintain a sense of self-respect and mutual respect in their relationships.
#Aggressive behaviour traits are characterized by forcefully asserting one's needs, desires, and opinions without regard for the rights, feelings, or opinions of others. Aggressive individuals may display anger, hostility, or impatience in their interactions with others, often dominating conversations and making demands. Their communication style may be harsh, sarcastic, or condescending, which can lead to conflict, tension, and even fear in their relationships. Aggressive behaviour may stem from a desire to control or manipulate others, a need for power and dominance, or an inability to express oneself in a more appropriate manner.
Can you see yourself in one of the types above or maybe two because passive people can often have blow outs and become aggressive because of their frustration.
Remember their is no error there is only learning and we can choose to be a better version at any time of our lives, I think we could all live well together if we were all balanced and assertive.
What steps can we make to change our communicative approach?
Are we willing to change?
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