Demonstrate that you are engaged in conversations by acknowledging cues with head nods, and maintaining eye contact. They communicate in a way that respects other people's needs as well as their own. Some people are naturally more skillful when it comes to being assertive. It bothers her that her friends do most of the talking. When people are looking for new ideas to place in development, you could be armed with valued input.
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People with an aggressive style may get other people to do things their way, but many times they end up being rejected or disliked. Clear communication is assertiveness.