nonassertive


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nonassertive

(ˌnɒnəˈsɜːtɪv)
adj
not aggressively self-assured
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Adj.1.nonassertive - not aggressively self-assured, though not necessarily lacking in confidence; "she was quiet and nonassertive as she took control"
unassertive - inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence; "a shy unassertive person"
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He felt a quiet manhood, nonassertive but of sturdy and strong blood.
Perceiving within herself highly dominant behaviour to be cold, she would take on a nonassertive stance in order to feel that she was acting more warmly toward others.
In the former, students learn assertive communication, including aspects of self-expression, self/other respect, and three types of communication attitude (aggressive, nonassertive, and assertive).
Among them, depression-related symptoms (Di Schiena, Luminet, & Philippot, 2011; Sagardoy, Solorzano, Morales, Kassem, & Codesal, 2014), anxiety (Bratis et al., 2010), interpersonal problems such as cold/distant and nonassertive social functioning (Hesse & Floyd, 2011; Humphreys, Wood, & Parker, 2009; Meins, Harris-Waller, & Lloyd, 2008; Vanheule, Desmet, Meganck, & Bogaerts, 2007), functional somatic disorders (Allen, Qian Lu, Tsao, Hayes, & Zeltzer, 2011; Jones et al., 2013; Luyten et al., 2011), and executive dysfunction (Koven & Thomas, 2010) have been broadly studied.
While nonassertive omissions may not qualify as "statements" under MRE 801(a), in general parlance "statements" include verbal and written expressions of something.
In a traditional Indian family, the wife is expected to be typically dependent, submissive, obedient, modest, nonassertive, and responsible to take care of children elders goes out of her way to please her husband and other family members.
The following examples illustrate the negative nature of nonassertive forms.
The IIP-32 test form has eight sub-scales: Domineering / Controlling, Vindictive / Self-Centered, Cold / Distant, Socially Inhibited, Nonassertive, Overly Accommodating, Self-Sacrificing and Intrusive / Needy.
That the nonassertive stance of the musicians is understandable can be seen by the albums' skeptical receptions.
The role of assertiveness in female sexuality: A comparative study between sexually assertive and sexually nonassertive women.
The social worker should evaluate if the individual is mostly assertive or mostly nonassertive and place a point on a graph as illustrated in Figure 1.