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"assertiveness training" sounds pretty fluffy but on the other hand this list of "rights" is pretty awesome:

You have the right to...

  1. judge your own behaviour, thoughts, and emotions, and to take the responsibility for their initiation and consequences upon yourself.
  2. offer no reasons or excuses for justifying your behaviour.
  3. judge if you are responsible for finding solutions to other people's problems.
  4. change your mind.
  5. make mistakes - and be responsible for them.
  6. say 'I don't know'.
  7. be independent of the goodwill of others before coping with them.
  8. be illogical in making decisions.
  9. say 'I don't understand'.
  10. say 'I don't care'.

from h2g2's page on Assertiveness and Assertiveness Training, via ben.


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