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Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines assertiveness as: a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person's rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one's rights or point of view.
With your legs crossed somewhat submissively and your hands folded on your knees, you wonder to yourself:"Does any of this even matter?
Also there are the King-Size SUV drivers, who, assuming they have the supreme authority on the road, turn dominators -- out on a mission to tame the smaller cars, which submissively keep trying to stay out of the jumbo's way.
She is vigilant that she accepts submissively the roles she occupies throughout her life, whether motherhood or marriage.
To the contrary, unlike the other stupid people in the world, who tend to suffer, endure the pain, stitch and torch themselves or make similar nonsense gestures as a sign of protest when desperate, Macedonians submissively lower their heads and obey, adds Geroski.
Mary, as virgin mother, had no need of purification; nonetheless, she complied submissively and humbly with the prescriptions of religious law.
They must be friendly and people-oriented: not overly protective to the point of barking or growling at strangers, but trusting and self-confident--neither domineering nor submissively cringing.
This gross sin is also the work of the AKP, which submissively agreed to be a tool for Erdoy-an's despotic ambitions.
Others wait submissively to be asked direct questions to which they can give carefully rehearsed answers, oblivious to the silences that are actually invitations to take a more proactive role in the conversation.
As you no doubt have noticed, our cover art, by the inimitable anti-jihad cartoonist Bosch Fawstin, depicts Jesus submissively laying down his sword at Muhammad's feet.
My eyes fell upon a single sentence in the first chapter: "Young girls slowly bury their childhood, put away their independent and imperious selves, and submissively enter adult existence.
A Muslim should be happy twice; the first while ending his devout fasting while the second will be later when meeting Almighty Allah to be compensated for sincerely observing this worship (fasting), and submissively surrendering to His will and instruction.