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put oneself forward in an assertive and insistent manner

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Adolescence is a time when one needs to assert oneself and rebel against adults, the established order, society etc.
preparing a summarised list of past conditions and treatments or keeping a symptom journal); to participate and aid the doctor during the physical examination; to ensure that the doctor formulates a thorough differential diagnosis; to partner with the doctor in the decision-making process regarding testing and treatment options; and to assert oneself in the doctor's thought process without being seen as a difficult patient.
According to Beauvoir, 'To wish for the disclosure of the world and to assert oneself as freedom are one and the same movement' and 'To will oneself moral and to will oneself free are one and the same decision' (Beauvoir, 1968: p 24).
It is not a theoretical inspection of the self by itself but rather an attempt to assert oneself in the world and for others (19).
It is difficult to identify a prevailing theme or idea that runs through the writing but there is a strong emphasis on a teenage search for identity and meaning in their lives and on how to assert oneself on a world that often appears hostile or alien.