How can I express my needs to others and be taken seriously?
Last Updated: 08/29/2016 at 4:41am
Maryna Svitasheva, PhD. RP
Licensed Professional Counselor
Psychotherapy I provide is based on a dialog and your active intention to look for a solution with the therapist's assistance
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You need to be confident and sure about what you need. This will help you in communicating effectively and make the other person take you seriously.
You need to find someone that you know for sure that would be there for you and simply admit that you have something that bothers you and then proceed to a more specific description of your struggle.
Don't talk to several people at once. Also, make sure that the other person knows you're serious. Maybe tell them directly and not only throw hints at them. Be clear what you want and they'll take you seriously.
Show people that your needs wild benefit you hugely and tell them that you want to do the best you can.
By expressing them in an objective, truthful, and respectful way. People may not take seriously those that are in emotional distress at the time, because people tend to exaggerate when they're upset. And if you're being calm and objective, and they still don't take it seriously, then they're not really there for you.
Stating your needs should always be taken seriously. But if they are not taking your needs seriously, keep communicating because if you stop then you can't expect things to ever change.
Just say things how they are and express your emotions and how you really feel there's nothing wrong with saying what you think or how you feel.
Sometimes to take a stand is to make a stand. Meaning show then that this things matter to you and how seriously you are taking them. Sometimes actions speak louder than words.
Expressing needs to others is a very important step in self-help. Often times, I've found if you go to a generally calm atmosphere and explain to whomever you may be addressing that you need a little help or have a certain way you would like something handled, they will respect that and work with you.
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