Communication styles: assertive vs aggressive: Pre-class activities

Pre-class activities

Prepare for your class by completing these activities!

Vocabulary matching


The first time you watch the video, pay special attention to the correct pronunciation of the following words:

The worst thing you can do in sounding confident or assertive is starting off with some kind of qualifier like this. So I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not, but I’ll share it and you can see what you think.
Gaze is an incredibly important cue because not only does it create connection, so when we gaze, we create oxytocin, which produces the chemical connection, but also how we gaze sends specific social signals.
If someone’s pushing you and you don’t feel comfortable, excuse yourself in the situation because you deserve better.

Comprehension questions