Skills for Healthy Relationships 2 - Page 10

Communication Styles  Passive- involves the inability or unwillingness to express thoughts and feelings.  Aggressive- Often try to get their way through bullying and intimidation. They do not consider the rights of others.  Assertive- involves expressing thoughts and feelings clearly and directly but without hurting others. Speaking Skills  Speaking loudly may make you seem bossy or arrogant.  Saying no too softly can make you sound insincere or uncertain.  Use “I” messages