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How can I stop being such a wimp and stand up for myself more often?

A lot of times I just sit there and take it until I can't anymore. I know that's bad for you but I don't want to be an overly assertive ass either.
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AllyGator · F
Kill them, kill them all.
TurtlePink · 18-21, F
Learn how to be assertive.
Wolfee · 31-35, M
Love yourself more
Sibo191 · 36-40, M
Know what you will and won't accept. And stick to it. Saying no is not the same as being a douchebag
Roadsterrider · 51-55, M
I don't want to be anyone's floor mat. It depends on the situation for me. If something is about to go wrong and I know how to not make go wrong, I speak up about what is going to happen if things aren't approached differently. I work in aviation and I am the answer guy from the factory. It is part of my job to be assertive when I know the results are going to be bad. Sometimes I see my grown children about to do something stupid, the wife gets in one of her moods and I don't like where it is going, I have to make a decision about what I am willing to deal with. I can say my piece or I can remove myself from the equation. Not being assertive is bad for me, and, being too assertive in the wrong situation is bad for me. I would say to try being assertive about things you are confident about and see where it goes.
Jeffrey51 · 51-55, M
I do same thing. I just keep things bottled up inside me.
jimjim1969 · 70-79, M
You are who you are, you sound submissive

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