Or a defiant toddler. What they have in common? They both have difficulties controlling their emotions and can therefore act aggressively to get what they want. This behaviour is often counterproductive, since it is likely to result in others taking an offensive stand or loosing respect or patience.
Maybe you sometimes recognize a Neanderthaler or Toddler in yourself or others? This article by Lynn Taylor (on Psychology Today), can help you stand up for yourself without leaving a path of destruction and even gaining respect. It provides various tips on how to be more assertive and the benefits that has.
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