I'm looking for a word that describes someone who doesn't put up with other people's crap.

  • would an idiom be accepted?
    – lbf
    Mar 22 '18 at 2:49
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    A common way to express this (not a single word) is "does not suffer fools lightly" (or "gladly").
    – Xanne
    Mar 22 '18 at 7:25

Assertiveness is a skill regularly referred to in social and communication skills training. Being assertive means being able to stand up for your own or other people's rights in a calm and positive way, without being either aggressive, or passively accepting 'wrong'.

  • This thoughtful answer only needs a source or two with a definition for your word choice and some examples of its usage in sentences, to be more persuasive.
    – Bread
    Mar 22 '18 at 4:45


Definiton: taciturn tac·i·turn

tac·i·turn [tássi tùrn] adj silent by nature: habitually uncommunicative or reserved in speech and manner
[Late 18th century. Via French taciturne < Latin taciturnus < tacitus (see tacit)] -tac·i·tur·ni·ty [tàssi túrnətee], , n -tac·i·turn·ly [tássi tùrnlee], , adv Word Key: Synonyms See silent...as in pointedly silent.

  • Your answer would be more persuasive with definitions, sources, and example sentences provided.
    – Bread
    Mar 22 '18 at 3:56
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    The nature of the Question did not suggest an intention at formal expression. But I'll post a definition to encourage confidence in trying my improved answer. Mar 22 '18 at 4:41

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