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Assertiveness confused with arrogance

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Has this ever happened to you?

This is something pretty common. Sometimes I over-react (even if I haven't got this feeling) and other people think I'm arrogant and insolent, while I just wanted to keep my position.

Do you relate?
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No, I don't think this has really happened. At least, not with assertiveness. I once made a comment my mum mistook for me looking down on people, but I quickly took it back. I can be assertive, but it's always in a kind of quiet way, which people tend not to judge as arrogance purely because I'm not making a lot of noise.
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