Assertive behavior is positively associated with trait extraversion and negatively associated with trait agreeableness. Are introverted and agreeable people simply unable to be highly assertive? Global assertiveness is, we argue, influenced by more than one interpersonal ability; it is affected by the ability to show high assertion but also by the ability to show low assertion.
Megan McCarthy/The Guadalupe Center 05/04/2015 AT 10:15 AM EDT Growing up as a Haitian emigree in Immokalee, Florida - one of the poorest communities in Florida - Regine Francois was determined to make a life for herself through her education.
December U.S. auto sales - spurred by discounting, low gasoline prices and rising consumer optimism - are expected to cap a strong 2014 and serve as a springboard for another year of robust sales in 2015.