Developing Assertiveness Skills Is Important For Self Development

787 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Developing assertiveness skills is important for self-development. Assertiveness is not about being aggressive or passive but a tool we use to develop an understanding of ourselves and communicate or beliefs, values and opinions to others. Values are built from our life experiences: what we learned at home, in school, at work, and anywhere we have spent time. Politics, religion and culture can affect our values. Those closest to us often influence our values, whether they try to do so or not. Parents and immediate family members or caregivers are often the first influence on our values, but friends, peers, teachers, and others can also have an effect. Teens and children often test or question the values that they are taught in the family as part of the normal adolescent development process, and it is possible that theirs may differ from yours.
My value system is to treat others the way I want to be treated, with respect regardless of their values or beliefs. It came from the way I was raise by my parents and the values they instilled in me. I was always taught to say “please” and “thank you”. I was taught to always help other and do not ever expect anything in return, I was taught to do things from my heart or not at all.
In my day-to-day life. I greet everyone with a friendly hello and a smile. I help anyone who needs help. For instance I work a on a respiratory rehab unit and when my co-workers need help I do not hesitate to help them. I treat and take care of my…

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