chapter 5

When we aren’t as assertive as we would like to be, and we push down those uneasy feelings that result from that, it is only a matter of time before we ‘blow.’ This usually leads to over-assertive behaviour, which can be just as debilitating as being under-assertive.

So now we scoot right across to the farthest point on the spectrum (or rather off it) and explore the place where we push back too much, the place where we are overly assertive, the place where we might blow our tops and lose control. This is the place where we speak too forcefully, it is the place where we might lose our tempers, lose the plot, see red, flip our lids and other ...

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