Have you ever been asked an intrusive, very personal or even rude question by a complete stranger and you didn’t know how to behave? I bet you did. Most of us are peaple pleasers and don’t want to hurt someone else’s feelings but what about our feelings? In this post I write about 10 things and situations you don’t owe anyone an explanation for. If you feel the need to explain yourself go for it but if you don’t want to talk about your private things with strangers just don’t do it without feeling guilty afterward.
Let’s focus more on the importance of assertiveness as one of the communication skills we should all acquire for our own good. At this point, we can all probably agree that assertiveness is advocating for yourself in a calm but effective way. In my opinion, assertiveness serves the same purpose as personal boundaries, because it makes you be in control of your own life, helps you protect your inner integrity, makes you empowered and helps you make good and healthy life decisions.
There is a huge difference between behaving “childish” and being “childlike”. It seems that society constantly confuses these two completely different types of behavior. Furthermore, these two concepts have completely different connotations negative and positive, the first one refers to immature and silly behavior which isn’t and shouldn’t be socially accepted when it comes to the adults. But the second one indicated that you as an adult managed to keep the best qualities and character traits that a human being can have. And we’re talking here about the personal qualities like honesty, authenticity, curiosity, excitement, amazement, openness and unrestricted creativity.