#askdrcherry on Aggressiveness vs. Assertiveness

Happy day #SoCalledAggressive-Knowing the difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness can often save you from a lot of conflict, can improve your personal and professional relationships and can increase your performance and productivity. Here are some major difference between the two:
Aggressive people violate the rights of others while assertive people advocates their rights without stepping on the rights of others
Aggressive people use humiliation while assertive people respect others
Aggressive people interrupt, while assertive people are good listeners
Aggressive people believe they are superior and always right while assertive people consider options, fair and are objective.
If you make a conscious effort to lean towards assertiveness, it will help you stay on the other side of the line.
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Dr. Cherry

Cherry A. Collier, Ph.D. is an Organizational Psychologist, Strategist, Executive Coach, and Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Consultant for Personality Matters, Inc. Her science-based approach and brain-based techniques, propel people, teams, and organizations to build bridges and work from the inside out to achieve their goals. Dr. Cherry specializes in emotional intelligence, neuroscience, leadership development, and DEI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She received her Doctorate and Master of Science in Applied Social/Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia and Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College. She is the author of more than twenty-five Human Behavior related books for leaders, executives, and coaches. Dr. Cherry is often called the DEI Whisperer because she has a unique ability to fiercely “hold the space” and be totally present which creates a psychologically safe environment that allows others all the space they need to fully express themselves. She listens to others with head, heart and hands approach so that they are heard, seen and understood.