Assertive Communication Rights
the right to act in ways that promote your
dignity and self-respect so long as others'
rights are not violated in the process. By
assertively expressing your beliefs and needs,
you increase the chances of: control through
decision making, greater self-esteem, more
respect from others and enhancing relationships.
Overly passive or aggressive communication
styles can affect one's body, mind and
friendships in negative ways.
Communication Rights are:
Jacubowski, P. and Lange, A. (1978) The
Assertive Option: Your Rights and
- The right to be treated with respect.
- The right to say no and not feel guilty.
- The right to experience and express your
- The right to take time to slow down and
- The right to change your mind.
- The right to ask for what you want.
- The right to do less than you are humanly
capable of doing.
- The right to ask for information.
- The right to make mistakes.
- The right to feel good about yourself.
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