Originally Posted by rurak
I was bullied a lot in middle and high school. I never did anything about it. It WILL affect kids in their adult lives. I suffer daily now with a problem being assertive because of that.
Be bold. Be explosive. Be subtle.
Be all these things and more.
If someone insults you calmly look them in the eye and ask them what the hell their problem is. It depends on their answer but usually they are shallow superficial jerks who are so insecure they feel the need to pick on those who stand out.
To be assertive you will have to make yourself uncomfortablt.
Being assertive in a bad situation is akward and terrifying. But it IS managable with the right mindset and good right cross