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Life Coaching, 2nd Edition by Windy Dryden, Michael Neenan

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Chapter 7

Assertiveness

 

 

 

Introduction

It can be galling to be told when recounting a story of someone's impolite behaviour towards you, and how you got upset about it, ‘Oh stand up for yourself. Be assertive, not a crybaby.’ You may experience a triple dose of resentment: towards the person who was impolite; towards your friend for being unsympathetic; and towards yourself for acting passively and reluctantly acknowledging that your friend's comments had ‘the sting of truth’. I (MN) remember a client complaining to me that she was always being told to stand up for herself but no one actually explained how to do it: ‘Is it supposed to come to me in a vision? Others said that the worm will finally turn one day and I had to go and look that ...

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