DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness worksheet

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What is the theory behind this DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness worksheet?

We sometimes get into situations where we find it hard to assert ourselves and present our needs and concerns to the people. This happens when we have limited communication skills. And in situations, where another person has some extraordinary skills, you find it quite difficult to say no to their needs and requests.  This will build resentment in yourself you will feel bad for not communicating your needs and wants to another person. Interpersonal effectiveness skills in DBT help us learn skills that will:

  • Balance our shoulds and wants.
  • Help you state your needs and concerns.
  • Improve self-respect.
  • Help you create boundaries.
  • Improve relationship quality.

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet can help you learn social and interpersonal relationship skills which will ultimately help you in improving your relationships. Moreover, you will be able to express your needs and concerns in an appropriate way. In addition, you can learn new strategies to deal with situations where you used to face difficulty saying “no”. You will also get to learn how to create boundaries in your relationships.

How to use this worksheet?

This worksheet is quite self-explanatory. You just need to download it to your device or take a printout. Take some time out of your routine and give it a read. With every item, you can explore whether you have this skill or not. In the end, you can write down the skills that you think you lack and work towards developing those skills in the future. 

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