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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Assertive Communication Gains the Respect of Others

The Anderson & Anderson anger management curriculum includes four topics that are intimately related to managing anger and stress. These topics are anger management, stress management, assertive communication and emotional intelligence.

Learn to combine honesty with emotional intelligence to get more of what you want.

Assertive people can be honest and forthright while still showing respect for the feelings of others. Their skills and style of communication earn them respect and cooperation at work and in intimate relationships. Anger management training teaches skill enhancement in how to be more open, honest and direct in communication.

It does not pay to be aggressive in the way you communicate with others. It also does not pay to be passive or passive-aggressive. Others will not want to communicate with you try to intimidate them. They also will not care to communicate with you properly if they know that they can walk all over you. Being assertive lets the person with whom you are communicating that you value their position within the conversation, yet you also value where you stand. If the exchange turns into a disagreement, the assertive individual will be the more effective communicator than the one who is aggressive, passive, or passive-aggressive.


• An assessment at intake to determine the preferred style of communication
• Learning to listen with your heart
• Practicing non-verbal communication
• Saying what you mean and meaning what you say
• Dealing with issues in an emotionally intelligent way
• Mastering assertive communication
• Use of “I” statements

To learn more about the Anderson & Anderson anger management classes and executive coaching, visit our website at

George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF, CEAP
Diplomate, American Association of Anger Management Providers


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