||Assertiveness means to establish a point of view and then maintain that idea. To achieve this objective, a great deal of thought needs to be given to the subject and its related topics.
||The reason why an idea is important requires time spent gaining knowledge, followed by considering the matter and discussions with other people.
||Discussions with others may be painful if the person is not familiar with the idea that criticism can be positive or negative, whilst covering both good and bad points.
||Timidity, assertiveness and aggression are three areas of possible development within an individual. The extremes of personality and expression are timidity and aggression, with assertion being a balance.
||Timidity may be termed as not being able to communicate effectively. At the very extreme there is a lack of any means of putting across what one feels, thinks or wishes to portray to the world, with a general lack of communication and a nebulous confusion resulting in signs of psychological depression.
||Aggression can be considered to be the application of force in a given situation to get across one's message.
||Unfortunately, swings between the two extremes are sometimes found to be evident. Some people find they prefer to use drink to overcome their timidity, only to find that they become aggressive.