Inner Growth Word of The Day 124 – Aggressive

May 4

Inner Growth Word of the Day: Aggressive


Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (adj.) 2 a. marked by obtrusive energy and self-assertiveness.  2 b. marked by driving forceful energy or initiative.


Aggressive in a sentence: When people exhibit an aggressive behavior the response on the other end tends to be to move away or become aggressive as well.


Aggressive in action: A pushy and/or forceful attitude in circumstances or towards others is to be aggressive.


Aggressive and inner growth: Looking at one’s tendencies of aggressive behavior or response to someone who is being aggressive, or being in an aggressive circumstance, brings you to understand why you feel the need to be forceful and when; as well as how you feel about someone or something that is being pushy with you.  This type of exploration brings inner growth because it also brings you to take a look at things you might want to change when it comes to you being aggressive or how to deal with aggressiveness so that it doesn’t impact you in a negative way.


Aggressive and inner growth action steps:

  1. In-depth self-exploration questions: How do I feel about being aggressive? What circumstances make me aggressive?  Why do I think that is the case?  What have I learned from being aggressive?  How has aggressive behavior on my end affected my relationships?  How about my relationships with those who have aggressive tendencies?  What do I think about aggressiveness overall?


  1. List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with aggressive at the center and then list or put around it all the other words that come to mind associated with it. Now think of two instances where you were aggressive and where you were confronting someone aggressive or an aggressive circumstance.  Use the words from your first list to write about these instances.  At the end, pick one word that represents what stands out the most about the instances you wrote about.


  1. Bring your awareness to your feelings about aggressive and as you allow your emotions to speak, alongside hum a tune that is soothing to you. As you do this, notice what changes in the feelings you’re experiencing.  As soon as you’re ready, allow thoughts to flow, and focus on that first thought that comes to mind associated to the word aggressive.  Notice if there’s one particular feeling that stands out the most and explore why you think that is.


Your turn – Share your aggressive sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂


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