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Rhetorical Questions – Put-downs in disguise Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

On this page, we will provide you with Rhetorical Questions – Put-downs in disguise worksheet which will help you learn how to alter rhetorical question statements with unbiased or nonjudgemental statements.

What are Rhetorical Questions – Put-downs in disguise Worksheet?

Rhetorical questions are aggressive and hostile questions that we use in daily life. The purpose of rhetorical statements is to criticize or degrade someone. Answers to these questions are not expected as they are used only to criticize someone or show anger. This worksheet will allow you to change these questions with appropriate non-judgemental and assertive statements.

How Rhetorical Questions – Put-downs in disguise Worksheet will help?

Rhetorical questions can hurt someone’s feelings and lead to arguments and conflicts. This worksheet will help you in learning to change rhetorical questions with nonjudgemental and assertive statements so that there are no conflicts and the other person will be able to understand you when you say something in a nonjudgemental way.

Instructions on how to use the Rhetorical Questions – Put-downs in disguise Worksheet

There are some situations along with rhetorical questions and their alternative statements mentioned in the worksheet. Read them carefully. Also, write your own examples of some of the situations of your life along with rhetorical questions and their alternative statements.


On this page, we provided you with a Rhetorical Questions – Put-downs in disguise Worksheet, which hopefully helped you learn assertive non-judgmental questions instead of rhetorical questions.

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Amanda Knowles

Sara Quitlag is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.