Assertiveness is a type of communication based on sincerity, careful to avoid misunderstandings and not abusive. When we communicate this way, we don’t give reason to our partner regardless, nor we try to have it at all costs.
For these reasons, assertive communication is the only one that can foster the creation of that mutual trust we have been talking about for some time.
If we are honest and free in saying yes or no, others will also feel entitled to express themselves freely and we’ll all be sure of having a respectful and sincere communication.