Assertive individuals are intelligent who put their point across without upsetting others, or becoming upset themselves. Being assertive means being able to stand up for yourself and what you believe in a calm and positive way, without being aggressive, or passive aggressive. You may find it easy to be assertive to your colleagues than to your boss or vice versa. While being assertive we should always respect the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of others. Whether your behavior is unassertive (passive) or over-assertive (aggressive), it is possible to change. But it is also important to understand the difference between expressing yourself in a self-confident manner (being assertive) and forcing your ideas on others and intimidating them (being aggressive). Taking the right steps early on can set you on track for a long successful career. At CareerMitr, we’d never claim to play a starring role in your successes, but as part of your supporting cast, we’re here to help you in every way we can. Together, We Advance!!!