Definition of "self-assertiveness" [self-assertiveness]
The quality or character of asserting confidently or obtrusively one's opinions or claims; self-assertion.(noun)
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "self-assertiveness" in a sentence
"… While healthy self-assertiveness requires the ability to say no, it is ultimately tested not by what we are against, but what we are for… self-assertiveness asks that we not only oppose what we deplore but that we live and express our values.29"
"Sometimes people who are essentially dependent and fearful choose a form of self-assertiveness that is self-destructive."
"Their own form of self-assertiveness is protest—whether it makes sense or not."