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How To Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive - Esther Perel

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hello I'm Esther and today i bring you a

question from carl in washington DC how

do i assert myself as a man without

coming across as too forceful Kyle your

question is so critical at this point

because it really brings one of the

central questions that so many men and

especially younger men are bringing to

me today you know how are you assertive

without being aggressive what's the

difference how do you express confidence

that isn't arrogance that isn't the

confidence that means the repudiation of

the of the input of others that your

confidence is built on a false sense of

Independence in which you know you don't

need anybody to tell you what to do and

in that way kind of inhabit the oldest

pressures stereotypes and assumptions

about how you make a man operating