Know your boundaries and make them clear to those who cross them. Don’t react emotionally, just be calm and assertive in making your boundaries clear.
Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed by your discomfort. Be proud that you have boundaries that you won’t let other people cross. When you make your boundaries known, you show that you respect your self. When you respect yourself, others will be forced to respect you. Maintaining your boundaries commands the respect of others.
Don’t use this as an excuse to be difficult, for there is a fine line between defining your boundaries and being a pain in the ass. It is always important to cooperate and make life easy when we have the chance. People are sometimes proud of their stubborn nature, but it is self-defeating and ignorant to make yourself blind to other perspectives.
Define your boundaries, and don’t let people cross them. If you rock the boat, it will induce the change you need. Embracing your personal power will move you into an empowering state of self-expression.