Being assertive isn’t always easy. For some people it is easier than others. Some people feel that they don’t have the right to say what they want or want to happen.They have been brought up to comply with the wishes of others and using passive behaviour has become their norm; or maybe they have found that to get what they want then aggressive behaviours works the best. Using either passive of aggressive behaviour only works in the short term. It can affect relationships and sometimes even an individual’s mental wellbeing. When making a conscious choice in how you behave, being assertive should be your first choice.This Expert Talk gives you a way of thinking to develop the skill of choosing to behave assertively.