Being assertive can be hard for some but it is something that can be strengthened with effort. A part of being assertive is not allowing people to continue to treat you in a way that belittles or degrades you. The longer you allow this type of behavior to occur the harder it can be to become to be more assertive. However, if you take the time to take small steps for instance not saying maybe when you really want to say no or telling a person how you feel the minute it happens then you will get there a lot quicker.
Contributors: Maria Tolliver from Itsmariamaria