Someone who is assertive states their needs and opinions clearly, so that people take notice.

Women have become more assertive in the past decade. assertive style of management.

Derived words:
assertively ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v

`You don't need to do that,' said Pearl assertively.

assertiveness N-UNCOUNT

Clare's assertiveness stirred up his deep-seated sense of inadequacy. assertiveness training class.

English dictionary. 2008.

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