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Turn “You” Messages into “I” Messages Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a Turn “You” Messages into “I” Messages Worksheet. It will help you learn assertive communication skills.

What is Turn “You” Messages into “I” Messages Worksheet?

Assertive communication is a type of communication in which a person expresses himself effectively while also respecting the rights and beliefs of others. Some people seem to be naturally assertive but some are passive, but with time and practice, you can learn to be assertive without being aggressive. You can learn how to be assertive in your communication by turning “you” messages into“I” statements. This worksheet will show you some examples of assertive statements.

How will Turn “You” Messages into “I” Messages Worksheet help?

Being assertive means that we respect ourselves and our interests, thoughts and feelings are important.it is based on mutual respect and diplomacy.it shows that we are aware of others’ rights and values too. Assertive communication helps us to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It protects us from many mental issues. This worksheet will tell you some assertive statements you can use in your communication.

Instructions on how to use Turn “You” Messages into “I” Messages Worksheet

Use the worksheet to change the You messages into I statements.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a Turn “You” Messages into “I” Messages Worksheet. It hopefully helped you learn assertive communication skills.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled 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.