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Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships Hardcover – May 1, 2008
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"An interesting, readable, and practical manual..." -- Contemporary Psychology
"...long regarded as the A-T bible..." -- Human Behavior
"Alberti and Emmons help you determine when and how to assert yourself because when you are unable to act assertively, you have no choices and you become governed by others." -- Aging America newsletter
"...show[s] you when to be assertive and when to keep your mouth shut!" --Phyllis Straughan, The West Orange Times, Florida
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Of all the resources available for developing assertiveness skills, 'Your Perfect Right' is the best one I have used. I have utilized it in individual therapy and in groups. I've used it with very high functioning people and with people who have chronic mental illness. It is helpful and pragmatic for every aspect of the population.
It will benefit people who want to work with the book alone and learn assertiveness skills for their daily lives. However, for people who feel that their passivity has already crated more problems than they feel they can contend with, I recommend that they contact a therapist and use this book in conjunction with therapy.
But it grows on you. it makes a useful and clear definition of what being assertive- as opposed to aggressive- actually means. There are some valuable psychological insights as to why people are and aren't assertive. What comes clear is that opinions and feelings are special and important; you have a right to them and you should top some extent trust the force of them. The courage of your convictions.
Living in Asia, this reminded me of just how confrontational and agressive western culture has become. There has been an obsession with "self-esteem" that has spawned a very self-absorbed and alienated society.
This book is not for those who want to dominate others, however, but for those who want better and more fulfilling relationships - of all types- with the other people in your life.
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Recommended by my Therapist and I am learning allot through this book. Very pleased.Published 8 days ago by seaside4
Great book so far. C interesting read. This book read my own life without even knowing me.Published 6 months ago by Charlie
The book is good, but you really need to take the time to do the work also. That's when you get the biggest bang for your buck.Published 8 months ago by Janine
Great book recommended by my therapist. While a lot of it is sort of "No duh" things I did find the examples to personally be the most beneficial to me. Read morePublished 10 months ago by P. Stabile