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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."