Ask E. Jean - Tormented? Driven Witless? Whipsawed by confusion?

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Can you tell me how I can be more assertive and heard?
9 times out of 10, everyone talks over me. They interrupt me. I tried to talk louder, I tried to say please hear me out, I’ve really gone the opposite way to my true personality, to solve the issue. Otherwise I’m quiet and speak softly. I’ve really raised my voice and made it clear, “Please listen...please hear me out first”
Instead, people continue to talk over me, interrupt me, even go as far as to say “Calm down” when I stress to them to let me finish.... how can men take a firm voice and talk over people, yet if a woman does it, they want her to shut up and listen...if she’s assertive she’s a bitch or told to calm down...I’m beyond pissed. It happened to me again.

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