How Assertive Am I?
Are you assertive? You might hasten to say, “Oh no, I’m a nice person.” But the two traits are not mutually exclusive. You don’t have to be hostile, abrasive, or bossy to be assertive. You just need to be able to set boundaries, to ask appropriately for what you need, and to say “no” when that is warranted.
A certain amount of assertiveness is essential if you are going to be effective in managing your commitments, maintaining control of your life, and managing stress. Have you got it? Take the following quiz and find out.
Take the Test
This test has two sections to it. First, for each of the following statements, indicate the number of the statement that corresponds to your level of agreement or disagreement: