Communication skills dating
I would like Susan to choose the restaurant this week). Being passive means always agreeing with others, always allowing them to get their own way, giving into their wishes, and making no demands or requests of your own.
Behaving this way is no guarantee that others will like or admire you.
For more specific help, please see the “Recommended Readings” list at the end of this module.
A large part of what we communicate to each other is nonverbal.
3 areas of communication that you may want to practice are: Note: Of course, there are many aspects to effective communication and you may want more specific help in certain areas (e.g.
learning how to deal with conflict, presentation skills, giving feedback, etc.).
Assertive communication is the honest expression of one’s own needs, wants and feelings, while respecting those of the other person.
However, an assertive communication style brings many benefits.
For example, it can help you to relate to others more genuinely, with less anxiety and resentment.
Building good relationships with other people can greatly reduce stress and anxiety in your life.
In fact, improving your social support is linked to better mental health in general, since having good friends can act as a “buffer” for feelings of anxiety and low mood.
What you say to people with your eyes or your body language is just as powerful as what you say with words.