assertive

When you are up-front about what you want and bold in devising a plan that helps you get it, you could be described as assertive, meaning you act with authority and confidence.

English offers many ways to describe getting what you want — demanding, insistent, and pushy are a few of them. People who are assertive aren't as aggressive as those who are demanding and pushy, and they can negotiate a little better than those who are insistent. Use assertive to describe someone who is self-confident enough to make bold statements and forceful actions. The word can also be applied to nonhuman things, like policies and strategies.

DEFINITIONS OF: assertive

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adj aggressively self-assured

“an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue”
“pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act”
Synonyms:
self-asserting, self-assertive
aggressive
having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
cocky
overly self-confident or self-assertive
emphatic, forceful
forceful and definite in expression or action
imperative
requiring attention or action
Antonyms:
unassertive
inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
nonaggressive, unaggressive
not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness
nonassertive
not aggressively self-assured, though not necessarily lacking in confidence
reticent, retiring, self-effacing
reluctant to draw attention to yourself
timid
showing fear and lack of confidence
submissive
inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
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