How assertive are you?
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Putting everybody else’s needs before your own, ‘the disease to please’, as Oprah calls it, may look like being chilled. But constantly denying the reality of your own needs will eat away at you, leaving you seething inside.
7 – 13 points
Showering all and sundry with verbal or physical angry outbursts is a short-term strategy for getting your own way. But continual aggression alienates those around you, leading to feelings ofloneliness.
14 – 21 points
Playing games with people instead of saying what you think is a recipe for unhappiness all round. All the energy put into strategies, games and deceit could be directed towards your goals.
Over 21 points
You speak your mind, and allow others to speak theirs. Your relationships are characterised by openness and honesty, as people respect your boundaries, and know you will do the same for them.
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