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How To Be Assertive Without Being Rude

(Last Updated On: March 2, 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. It also helps to better understand your own feelings and get your needs met. Click To Tweet


“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.


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.



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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


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 likable”
  • “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. Lack of assertiveness could cost you a lot of income, meaningful relationships, and ultimately happiness.



Choose your words carefully. Think before you speak. Watch your body language.

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