Assertive Communication Skills: Definition & Behaviors


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A friend forgot your birthday last year, so you 'forget' to send her a birthday card this year. This is an example of which communication style?

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1. Your neighbor accidentally knocked over your garbage can. You write an angry note calling him a 'selfish jerk' and leave it on his car. This is an example of which communication style?

2. You overhear someone at work saying something mean about you. You wait until she is alone, and then let her know that you were sad to hear her say such a thing. This is an example of which communication style?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you evaluate your knowledge of various communication styles. For these assessments, you will need to be able to identify examples of the various communication styles and an example of a communication technique that is used the assertive style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use this printable worksheet and interactive quiz to examine:

  • Examples of the four communication styles
  • An example of an assertive communication style technique

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on assertive communication skills
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about different styles of communication in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about assertive communication

Additional Learning

There's a lot more that you can learn about assertive communication skills. To do so, read over the related lesson called Assertive Communication Skills: Definition & Behaviors. The lesson covers the following:

  • Identify the diverse communication styles
  • Define assertive communication skills
  • Explain the characteristics of assertive communication, such as sticking to the facts and staying focused