Inculcate assertiveness in your behavior. If your style is passive you may be shy or overly easy going. It sends wrong message that your thoughts and feelings aren't as important as those of other people.,When you're too passive, you give others the license to disregard your wants and needs. Assertiveness not just what you say in your message but also how you say it that's important. Assertive communication is direct and respectful. Assertive communication works because it respects you and others. Assertive communication makes sense because you're willing to stand up for just cause and express your thoughts and feelings.