The Business of Pharmacy Podcast™
Jan. 23, 2023

Top 10 Ways Assertiveness is Different from Aggressiveness

Top 10 Ways Assertiveness is Different from Aggressiveness

Inspired by the episode Assertiveness for Business Relationships | Tyson Clarke, MotherofSkill.com

  1. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about expressing oneself in a direct and honest manner, while aggression is about imposing one's views on others.
  2. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about being in control of one's emotions and actions, while aggression is about losing control and acting impulsively.
  3. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about finding a balance between being assertive and being considerate of others, while aggression is about prioritizing one's own needs over others.
  4. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about being able to take constructive criticism and feedback, while aggression is about being defensive and resistant to change.
  5. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about being able to set and maintain healthy boundaries, while aggression is about disregarding boundaries and invading others' privacy.
  6. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about being able to acknowledge and accept the feelings and perspectives of others, while aggression is about disregarding others' opinions and feelings.
  7. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about being able to apologize and make amends when necessary, while aggression is about being unwilling to take responsibility for one's actions.
  8. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about being able to build and maintain positive relationships, while aggression is about damaging relationships and causing conflict.
  9. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about being able to assert oneself in a calm and professional manner, while aggression is about being hostile and unprofessional.
  10. Assertiveness is different than aggression in that assertiveness is about being able to stand up for oneself and one's beliefs in a respectful and non-threatening way, while aggression is about imposing one's beliefs on others in a confrontational manner.

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