Respect yourself enough to stand up for yourself; your feelings, concerns, and opinions and ask for what you want. Also, learn how to say “no” without feeling guilty
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For the most part, I'm pretty assertive. Unfortunately I did it the hard way. A way that no one should have to. Basically it took many years of people walking all over me for me not to take it anymore. Instead of handling things assertively I would just explode with anger if I thought someone was trying to use me as a doormat. Thanks to session 6 Controlling Your anger and Moodswings and session 7 I now learned how to be assertive without getting angry.I still however, have a little trouble being assertive with strangers. I tend to take the anger track with them instead of staying calm and talking to them but I don't explode anymore. It still is a work in progress.