Aggression Versus Assertiveness … Your Choice?

The questions to be answered are how do we want to live and how do we want our leaders to lead? And what choice leads to the best long-term resolution?


Aggression … definition … an unprovoked attack … synonyms … offensive, assault, invasion.

Assault … definition … any violent attack, as an act, speech, or writing assailing a person or institution … synonyms … advance, strike.

Attackdefinition … begin battle or conflict with … synonyms … assault, invade, storm, raid, strike, etc.

Bullydefinition … a swaggering, quarrelsome, usually cowardly person who terrorizes weaker people … synonyms … tease, domineer, harass. See threaten.

Threaten definition … to be menacing or dangerous to … synonyms … intimidate, admonish, scare, torment, push around, bully, terrorize, abuse.

In contrast to aggression, assertiveness only has simple answer and few synonyms that reflect its simplicity and purity.


Assertiveness … definition … to insist on  or defend, state positively; affirm … synonym … declaration.

Note: Synonyms and definitions above from Webster’s New World Thesaurus , the Reader’s Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary, and Coles Concise English Dictionary

Visit Wikipedia for more information on aggression versus assertiveness.

See the Respect Scale in Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle by Kaitlin Ann Trepanier on or your favorite ebook retailer for more information about where aggression is ranked on the Respect Scale for the impact aggression has on humanity’s chance of peaceful co-existence.

April 7, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016


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