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You Have A Passive Relating Style
More About The Passive Relating Style

According to your answers to this quiz, you appear to have a passive style of relating to others. While this seems to prevent conflict, in the long run you and your relationships may suffer. You may feel like you're getting along with people for a while, but you may feel resentment build up inside and sometimes explode with anger and frustration and not know why, as you allow others' needs to be met before your own. Others may not even realize that you're unhappy with the way things are until you're really upset, when they would have otherwise accomodated your wishes had they been made known. Learning assertive communication skills can really benefit you as you'll learn how to get your needs met in a way that also benefits others. Find out how to speak up for yourself and make your life more how you want it, strengthening your relationships with others at the same time.

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Learn about assertiveness and healthy conflict resolution by reading the articles below.

Conflict Resolution and Communication Resources:

  • The Benefits of Assertiveness
    Assertiveness is a skill that not only helps with marriage and interpersonal relationships, but can reduce stress and help you attain more balance at home, at work and in life. Learn more about assertiveness, aggressiveness and passivity, and see how assertiveness training can improve your life.
  • How To Improve Your Relationships With Good Communication
    As conflict is virutally inevitable in any relationship, here are ten important tips on managing conflict in a respectful way that yields positive results, rather than damaging your connection and causing additional stress.

  • Relationships and Stress: The Ten Worst Ways to Handle Conflict
    Conventional wisdom (and research) says that good communication can improve relationships, increasing intimacy, trust and support. The converse is also true: poor communication can weaken bonds, creating mistrust and even contempt! Here are some examples of negative and even destructive attitudes and communication patterns that can really mess up a relationship. How many of these sound like something you¹d do?

  • Free Daily Stress Tips
    Stress affects your health, your happiness, and your life as a whole. Get free daily tips for stress relief delivered to your inbox, and find a multitude of ways to free yourself from stress and live the life you want to be living!


  • How to Create Truly Supportive Friendships
    All social support is not created equal. Here is what you need to know to create mutually supportive, enduring, truly healthy friendships that will bring you support, opportunity for personal growth, and stress management benefits. Find out why it's important to develop listening skills, your intuition, assertiveness, and other skills that can pay off with increased social support, healthy friendships, and a sense of belonging.


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