Even those of us who are typically considered assertive can have off-guard moments of self-doubt.
You can only do your best with your fifty percent of the conversation. There is no guarantee how the other person is going to respond or react.
Drama Triangle–The model describes three unconscious and habitual behavioral habits as “roles” which people often play in relationships.
The Empowerment Triangle: There are three healthy alternatives to playing victim, persecutor or rescuer from the Drama Triangle. They are the creator, the challenger and the coach.
When challenged or feeling stressed most of us have a tendency to react in a passive, aggressive or passive/aggressive manner.
Personal boundaries provide an effective strategy to handle many different external woes or adversities. Survey respondents quoted in my book, From Woe to WOW, indicated such. An outreach worker wrote, “I wish I’d stood up to her,” an office receptionist wrote, “I should have stood up for myself months sooner,” and a nurse wrote, “I didn’t make the world a better place by running away.”
Kasl’s empowerment model is designed to support individuals in asserting their competence by taking action on their own behalf.