Assertiveness: What It Is & How to Improve
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Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Examples of Assertiveness”, “Are There Any Risks to Being More Assertive?”, and six new tips to “How to Be More Assertive”. New material written by Nicole Arzt, LMFT and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Eric Patterson, LPC
Reviewer: Rajy Abulhosn, MD