Take time to role play how you would have worded your agreement to the person who delivered the criticism, what would you have said and how would you have said it? Think carefully about what body language you would have used, the volume of your voice, your tone and inflection as well as how you would word things in a diplomatic way.


Did rehearsing how you would deliver negative assertion make you feel more confident about using it in future? Have you considered communicating the elements of the criticism you agreed with to the person in question today? What do you think are the benefits of using negative assertion for you personally? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.