Research Article
Volume 9 Issue 1 - 2020
Assertiveness, Locus of Control, Affiliation and Vulnerability of Personality to Manipulation: Connection and Properties
Sheinov VP*
Professor, Department of Psychology, Republican Institute of Higher Education, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus
*Corresponding Author: Sheinov VP, Professor, Department of Psychology, Republican Institute of Higher Education, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus.
Received: December 05, 2019; Published: December 26, 2019


In the article for Russian-speaking residents of Belarus positive connection between assertiveness and internal locus of control both for men and women is established, while in English speaking society it is takes place only for men. A high statistically significant negative correlation between assertiveness and striving to acceptance, assertiveness and the fear of rejection is found, which indicates the self-sufficiency of the assertive personality regarding the process of communication. The fact received by the author earlier that women are generally better protected against manipulative influences than men is confirmed. Mental states experienced by the assertive as well as vulnerable to manipulations objects and subjects of manipulation are revealed. The results of this experimental study are compared with the results obtained by other researchers.

Keywords: Assertiveness; Locus of Control; Affiliation; Insecurity from Manipulation; Mental States


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Citation: Sheinov VP. “Assertiveness, Locus of Control, Affiliation and Vulnerability of Personality to Manipulation: Connection and Properties”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.1 (2020): 01-07.

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