By A. Townend

The publication explores the connection among assertiveness and variety. The case stories and private tales illustrate how participants, groups, and firms could make a distinction and give the chance for everybody to be valued for who they're revered for what they do.

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Without positive self-esteem people will not act on their intuitions because they fear being criticized or judged by others. These fears are often based on past experiences that they have perceived as negative. As a result people hold back from being creative, from taking risks, or from offering help. When people hold themselves in positive self-regard, they think less and worry less about what other people will think of them. Caroline Myss (2005), a well-known and recognized author and speaker on how people use their personal power, has most recently focused on the need for people to develop positive self-esteem in order to have the courage not only to listen to their intuitions but also to act on them in service of others.

People who are feeling happy are likely to have more energy to listen to the other person. By contrast when they are feeling sad, angry or fearful they are less likely to be able to hear what the person is saying. When people feel happy they are more able to be in the present than when they are feeling sad, angry, or fearful. These feelings of sadness, anger, and fear tend to get in the way of people being able to listen and hear what is going on around them or what is being said to them. Listening with positive regard and respect for others How people regard other people impacts on how they listen to them.

They may feel physically uncomfortable and tense, and are more likely to give negative recognition to others and receive it from them. This in turn increases their negative thoughts and feelings about themselves and others, leading to low self-esteem. Self-limiting beliefs are usually general and are all encompassing of people, leading to a loss of meaning and purpose in their lives. ” Examples of self-limiting beliefs and negative self-recognition: ■ I’ll never be any good as …. ■ I know I’m useless at managing others.

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