Basic Assertive Rights

The right to be treated with respect.

The right to say no and not feel guilty.

The right to experience and express your feelings.

The right to take time to slow down and think.

The right to change your mind.

The right to ask for what you want.

The right to do less than you are humanly capable of doing.

The right to ask for information.

The right to make mistakes and responsibility to acknowledge and do something about them.

The right to feel good about yourself.

The right to ask for emotional support and help.

The right to protest unfair treatment or criticism.

The right not to take responsibility for anyone else’s problems or bad behaviour.

The right to act in ways that promote your dignity and self respect as long as others’ rights are not violated in
the process.

These are rights, but every right carries a responsibility to respect the rights of another.