Questions to Ask Yourself:
1. Do I feel stressed in the midst of emotionally charged disagreements?
2. Am I willing to admit when another person’s perspective is more valid than mine?
3. Do I feel that conceding to someone’s view means that I am being a pushover?
I embrace participation in every area of my life and I acknowledge the input of others and place much emphasis on their points of view.
I believe that collective participation creates stronger teams and more effective forces in any situation.
Even though I consider the opinions of others, I am aware that my own point of view is also quite sound. I am willing and able to stand behind my views while respecting the views of the others involved.
I can look at each stance objectively and weigh the merits of each in any particular situation.
I enjoy interaction in the same way in which I enjoy opposition. They both give me opportunities to be confident in my point of view and develop to develop my skills.
When I encounter difficult situations where people are trying to trample my self-esteem, I respectfully give them their few moments of fame. At the first opportunity that presents itself, I rebut and stand firm without losing my composure. I believe that such an approach earns me the respect of others.
I believe that respect is earned.