How to be assertive, not agressive.
Seth White stashed this in Psychology
A good rule of thumb is to wait your turn, first give credit to your “challenger,” and then stick to the facts. Whether or not you’re in a public setting, office members want to be acknowledged for their intelligence and contributions.
Being defensive is the natural reaction when your ideas are rejected, but the opposite response is the only way to move forward.
Sometimes it's hard to wait my turn because the other person goes on and on!