Interpersonal Development In Counselling

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Personal and Interpersonal development of the counselling Session no: 8 Session topic: Assertiveness Training Date: 23.09.15 Introduction Assertiveness means standing up for your personal rights - expressing thoughts, feelings and beliefs in direct, honest and appropriate ways. By being assertive we should always respect the thoughts, feelings and beliefs of other people. It is a skill that is regularly denoted in social and communication skills training. It also means that standing for our own right’s without being either aggressive or passively accepting ‘wrong’. Assertive individuals can get their messages or viewpoints conveyed without hurting others or becoming hurt themselves. They respect the feelings, thoughts and beliefs of others…show more content…
From time to time everyone acts in a passive and aggressive ways, an individual responds in such a way often because he/she has low self-confidence and therefore they use inappropriate ways of interacting with others. Difference between Assertive, Passive, Aggressive and Manipulator. Assertive behavior- People with this type of behavior are born with high self-esteem. It is the most effective and healthiest way of communicating. Assertive people are confident enough to convey their messages without playing games or manipulating. They know their limits and do not allow anyone to push them beyond that because of someone else wants or needs. Assertiveness is equally important at work as at home because if one becomes known as a person who cannot say no, one will be loaded up with tasks by his/her colleagues and managers, and one could even make yourself ill. Behavioral…show more content…
Manipulative behavior- People with this type of behavior are calculative, smart and good at scheming. They are skilled at controlling and influencing others to their own advantage. The words they speak hides an underlying message of which the other person may be totally unaware of. Behavioral Characteristics • They are cunning • They control others in an insidious way – for example, by sulking • They ask indirectly for needs to be met • They make others feel obliged or sorry for them. • They use 'artificial ' tears Non-Verbal Behavior • Voice – they speak in patronizing, envious, ingratiating manner and often are high pitched • Facial expression – they can put on the 'hang dog" expression Language They use language in order to get something done out of the situation. For example-"You are so lucky to have those chocolates, I wish I had some. I can 't afford such

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