How To Be Assertive Without Being Rude

How To Be Assertive Without Being Rude
(Last Updated On: June 29, 2018)

Assertive Without Being Rude

An assertive person always expresses his/her point of view or thought in a confident and appropriate way. Sometimes assertiveness comes as rude to other people.

Assertiveness helps to communicate with others honestly and cultivate authentic relationships. Click To Tweet

It also helps to better understand your own feelings and get your needs met.

“I’ve worked very hard at understanding myself, learning to be assertive. I’m past the point where I worry about people liking me.” Pam Dawber

Being assertive is a core communication skill, constructive way of dealing with difficult people, express yourself effectively and stand up for point of view, achieving your goals, and solving a problem while also respecting the rights and beliefs of others.

The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”  Warren Buffett

You can set boundaries verbally or through actions to let others know what you will tolerate and what you will not tolerate. You should implement your boundaries so that other people fully understand them.


“Turtle, Tiger or an Owl? How are you communicating/ exhibiting your behaviour? Communicate Assertively with clear Goal.. be heard and pay heed to other’s viewpoints.” Image and quote Credits LinkedIn


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Tips for assertive without being rude:

  1. Don’t overdo things
  2. Have clear boundaries in mind
  3. Don’t lose your manners and values
  4. Don’t play a screaming match
  5. Keep eyes on your goal
  6. Prepare and practice

In this video, you will learn tips on how to be a confident person without coming as a rude.


How to Be Assertive in Any Situation:

  1. Assume they can’t read your mind
  2. Address the person causing the conflict
  3. Use “I” Statements
  4. Learn to say no
  5. Don’t apologize
  6. Treat everyone with respect

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Being assertive in any situation is crucial to getting the most out of life. It can be challenging, especially if you have these following beliefs.

  • Being assertive in any situation causes a lot of conflicts
  • Being assertive in any situation makes you less likeable”
  • “Being assertive is not nice.”


There are so many beliefs that you may have about being assertive, but it’s also possible that you may be thinking of aggression instead of assertiveness.

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