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Communication styles

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    Identify if the person in the scenario is using passive, passive aggressive, assertive, or aggressive communication
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  • The sushi delivery place sends California rolls when you ordered salmon rolls. You hate salmon. You say in a soft, disappointed voice to your parent, "I don't mind. I'll just eat the California rolls."
    Passive
  •  15
  • You are reading a book and your mom interrupts to ask you to walk the dog. "Can't you see I'm busy!" you yell
    Aggressive
  •  15
  • You get your Math test back and you didn't do well. You approach your teacher after class and say, "I was wondering if I could re-take this test or do something for extra credit?"
    Assertive
  •  15
  • One of your friends is always blowing up your phone with endless texts, which you find irritating. You block her number and when she tries to approach you at school pretend you are too busy to talk to her.
    Passive
  •  15
  • Your parents tell you that you cannot go the party you were invited to and you respond, "Fine. It's not like I even wanted to go. I would so much rather sit home and be bored."
    Passive aggressive
  •  15
  • “I love your new dress, I would ask to borrow it but I’m much thinner than you."
    Passive aggressive
  •  15
  • You are on your way to band practice after school when your friend stops you in the hall saying "I need to talk to you right now," "You tell her it's not a good time.    She responds, "Fine! I will find a real friend who isn't so busy."
    Passive aggressive
  •  15
  • You have plans to meet your friend at the park at 3PM. They do not arrive until 3:30PM. You have to be home by 4:30PM. You say, "I'm disappointed we won't have much time."
    Assertive
  •  15
  • Your sibling is 5 and you are 12. You have the same bedtime. "This is SO not fair!" you yell at your parents. "I hate you!"
    Aggressive
  •  15
  • You are eating at a restaurant and get up to use the restroom. When you get back to the table you realize the waiter took your food. "I guess I wasn't going to finish it anyway."
    Passive
  •  15
  • You get a shirt for your birthday but don't like the color. "Thank you so much for getting me this. It's not really my color, though. Do you happen to have a gift receipt so I can exchange it?"
    Assertive
  •  15
  • Your parent makes something he knows isn't your favorite for dinner. You say, "I would rather die of starvation than eat that!"
    Aggressive
  •  15