Assertiveness within dating
Women reported more dyadic sexual negotiation but less sexual negotiation efficacy than their male partners, and individuals with less traditional attitudes toward gender roles and sexuality indicated that they discussed more sexual issues and disclosed more sexual information with their partners.
Couples with more dyadic sexual communication and sexual assertiveness (but lesser negotiation efficacy) reported increased relational satisfaction.
In the aggressive style, you’re allowed on stage but you spend most of your time shoving the others off, like in a lifelong sumo match.
With the assertive style, everyone is welcome onstage.
We frame the findings from a script perspective, and our results suggest that individuals who self-disclose important information about sexual issues contribute to the effectiveness of sexual communication in a dating relationship.
Consider this: By at least some estimates, one in three teenage women will be in a controlling, abusive relationship before she graduates from high school; two-thirds of college freshman women report having been date-raped or having experienced an attempted date rape at least once; and one-fifth to one-half of U. women were sexually abused as children at least once, most of them by an adult male relative.
And in a 2008 Boston College study, more than half of the dieting women reported feeling frequently pressured to eat by others.
It also means being clear, direct and honest, she said. In other words, you’re able to articulate your wants and needs to the other person, and you welcome their wants and needs as well.Being assertive is starkly different from being passive or aggressive.In particular, Chinese diplomats’ alleged assertiveness at the Copenhagen climate-change summit in December 2009—the starting point for a major acceleration in the use of the phrase—was fully in line with China’s positions on the issue dating back to the 1990s: in Johnston’s words, “no commitments on ceilings and timetables [for greenhouse-gas reductions] and resistance to strict verification of national performance.”What had changed was the U. “Much of China’s diplomacy in 2010 fell within the range in foreign policy preferences, diplomatic rhetoric, and foreign policy behavior established in the Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao eras,” he concluded.There was an exception, though, and that was China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, which are in many cases contested by other countries in the region.
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