Honoring yourself by making your needs and desires known can help you manage stress that can come when what’s happening on the outside conflicts with what you’re feeling on the inside. Also, asserting yourself can help others get to know you better, which can strengthen your connections.
We may think that speech is our most impactful form of expression, but research shows that body language plays a big role—one that could be a hidden source of tension or misunderstanding in relationships, both at home and at work
Recognizing what your argument style is can help you slowly adjust how you respond when faced with conflict. It may take some time—and a few heated arguments—but whether you’re fighting about something small or a bigger, more serious issue, you can work it out in a productive way.