Tag Archive: Personality


Ambivalence is the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone. It can be frustrating to experience conflicting feelings, and sometimes even more frustrating to deal with someone who seems… Continue reading

…vs. assertiveness

It’s a subtle difference, but assertive behavior is very different from aggressive behavior. Although they both might be considered a kind of reaction to a stressful or challenging situation, the outcomes are often… Continue reading


Aggressiveness is often used interchangeably with assertiveness, but the definitions are distinct. Let’s begin digging this week to see how they’re related… and how they’re not. Here are a few famous quotes to… Continue reading

…vs. confidence

  This word generally has a very positive connotation in modern English. I might even go as far as to say it gives me warm fuzzies. There’s nothing quite like confidence, a very… Continue reading


This characterization is used to describe those who assume themselves to be superior to others. It seems those who might mistake this description as a compliment are the truest to form. “I see myself capable… Continue reading