Minds and Mics
Minds and Mics
Apr 4, 2020
An Expert Guide to Assertive Communication with Dr. Randy Paterson
Play • 1 hr 3 min
Dr. Randy Paterson guides us through the ins and outs of assertive communication, explaining why it's essential for healthy, happy relationships in work, love, and life.

Show Notes
  • What is assertiveness?
  • Common misconceptions about assertiveness
  • The 4 styles of communication
  • The benefits of becoming more assertive
  • The barriers to being assertive: the stress barrier; the social barrier; the belief barrier
  • Why it’s so hard to ask for what you really want
  • Demanding what we want vs informing people of what we want
  • DESO scripts
  • Why it’s hard to say no to what you don’t want
  • How to handle confrontation well
  • Strategies for constructive confrontation, especially how to find common ground
  • Are we responsible for other people’s feelings?
  • Beyond assertive communication: taking responsibility for your own life

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