Same here. I think it also depends on the people you work with. Not all workplaces are the same. The atmosphere in my first workplace was good. When new colleagues at my current workplace were suddenly hostile, I didn't know how to react. Some people will also label you as unassertive just because they or other people choose to cause you problems, even if you're no less assertive than most people. I think it can be a way of blaming you for their behaviour.My lack of assertiveness has created a lot of problems for me. Not so much in my home life but mostly at the workplace. How about everyone else?