a style of communication in which individuals express their feelings and needs directly to the other person, while maintaining respect for others and keeping emotions under control.

ASSERTIVENESS: "A person expressed assertiveness when he or she indicated that his or her work deserved a higher grade, and used the rubric to prove this to the professor."
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