Definition of Assertiveness

1. Noun. Aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions.

Exact synonyms: Self-assertiveness
Generic synonyms: Positiveness, Positivism, Positivity
Specialized synonyms: Bumptiousness, Cockiness, Forwardness, Pushiness
Derivative terms: Assertive

Definition of Assertiveness

1. Noun. The quality of being self-assured and assertive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Assertiveness

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Medical Definition of Assertiveness

1. Strongly insistent, self-assured, and demanding behaviour. (12 Dec 1998)

Literary usage of Assertiveness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cognitive-Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide edited by Ronald Kadden (1994)
"... Session: Introduction to Assertiveness The majority of this session is exactly as found in Monti et al., pages 46—49, with the few following changes. ..."

2. Cutting Off the Serpent's Head: Tightening Control in Tibet, 1994-1995 by Tibet Information Network, Robert Barnett, Human Rights Watch/Asia, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1996)
"EASING OF INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE AND NEW CHINESE Assertiveness The signs of a gradual expansion of security concerns in Tibet in 1993 and early 1994 were ..."

3. Faults of Childhood and Youth by Michael Vincent O'Shea (1920)
"CHAPTER IV SELF-Assertiveness The instinct of self-assertiveness is manifested in all young children under ordinary conditions, even in the face of power ..."

4. Mother Goose for Grown-ups by Guy Wetmore Carryl (1900)
"THE ADMIRABLE Assertiveness OF JILTED JACK A noble and a generous mind Was Jack's; Folks knew he would not talk behind Their backs: But when some maiden ..."

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