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Synonyms for unassertive

Antonyms for unassertive

inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence

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This style is reflected in unassertive but at the same time cooperative behavior.
This style is unassertive yet cooperative, and may be exhibited in the form of selfless charity, yielding to another's point of view, or to settle minor conflicts when a major conflict is anticipated.
Social skills training for unassertive children: A multiple-baseline analysis.
Throughout "The Anniad," Brooks presents Annie as someone of weak will who is humbly unassertive and because, as Claudia Tate suggests, "The Anniad" can be viewed as satirical, making Annie a mock-hero and not someone to be admired, the attributes of unassertiveness and low volition are undesirable for Brooks in the parameters of this narrative, and we can expect through qualitative progression to see further commentary on this topic throughout.
Keeping a firm but vibrant hand on everything, Anne Manson conducted with an unassertive mastery, and a clear joy in the afternoons proceedings.
Caballo also states that an unassertive person, in addition to showing a lack of self-respect, also displays some lack of confidence in others' capacity to deal with frustrations, responsibilities, etc.
Thomas described conflict resolution in terms of understanding how cooperative or uncooperative the parties are and how assertive or unassertive they are.
Unassertive, unassuming, condescending and quiet, she finds herself a woman of 64 emerging into widowhood as a little old lady.
Paradigms in which personal independence is the ultimate goal are problematic for Turkish clients, who view being unassertive and compliant as acceptable and even admirable.
While Indonesia has seen radical Muslim groups grow increasingly militant, systematic and organized, mainstream Muslims remain unorganized, weak and unassertive when it comes to voicing their perspectives, noted one conference participant.
Withdrawal is unassertive and uncooperative-the person neither pursues his own concerns nor those of the other individual.
Jailing Long, Judge John Milford told him: "It's right to say you were a placid, unassertive, rather weak man and I believe you will live with the guilt for the rest of your life.
They are usually very unassertive and seem to be content waiting for ages for you to get back to them or accepting less than perfect work.
Avoiding Avoiding is unassertive and uncooperative--the person neither pursues his own concerns nor those of the other individual.
Sharp-minded but vaguely intentioned, unassertive but prone to explosive eruptions and quite addicted to ChapStick, Roger is a pile of neuroses.