When you look at these styles, which one, do you think, is the most appropriate communication style?
If you’ve guessed ‘assertive’, you’re right!
Neither ‘Passive’ nor ‘Aggressive’ Communication style will get you the desired results and outcome, be it in personal or professional situations.
Passive communication can indicate the presence of social anxiety, low self-confidence, unhealed trauma, grief, low mood. If you use this communication style long-term, you may feel people no longer respect your boundaries, take you for granted and ‘use’ you.
Aggressive communication suggests impatience, high ‘idiot’ intolerance threshold, lack of empathy and sympathy, selfishness. You have one aim in mind- WIN, for the other party to LOSE. If you tend to react this way in the most of your daily communications, I strongly recommend reaching for help.