On Being Submissive and Assertive


Submissive
–adjective
1. inclined or ready to submit; unresistingly or humbly obedient
2. marked by or indicating submission
Syn: 1. tractable, compliant, pliant, amenable. 2. passive, resigned, patient, docile, tame, subdued.
Ant: 1. rebellious, disobedient.


Assertive
–adjective
1. confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive; aggressive; dogmatic
2. having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma
Syn: 1. forceful, decisive, forward.

-from Dicitonary.com Unabridged


Where does a wife’s submissiveness ends and her assertiveness starts? How can she lovingly submit while (and without demandingly) asserting her needs and wants?

It takes a really good balancing act to achieve such equilibrium, and a difficult one at that. But it is of major importance that a wife should wisely learn to do such a deed to bring harmony to the home.

Yet I, for one, can’t seem to achieve such state of balance. I am more on the assertive side of the scale than on being submissive no matter how much effort I try to put on this lighter part of the scale.

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