Assertiveness is the point of balance on the spectrum of effective communication, where on one end there is passivity and on the other there is aggressiveness. Assertiveness is respecting oneself as well as others by letting the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of both parties be heard. Learn more about how to become an assertive communicator.
What similar characteristics do Drew Barrymore, Micheal Phelps, and Barbara Walters have in common? Aside from their respective fame, they all share a functional speech impediment, otherwise known as a lisp.
Referencing research from the Gottman institute, this blog outlines four warning signs to look for in a relationship and shares helpful advice for healthy communication.
Now in my thirties, even as my attention span recovers, bad social habits remain which have to be unlearned. Only recently did I realize that I tended to cut people off mid-sentence in conversation.