Passive communicators are unable or unwilling to express their thoughts and feelings and usually go along with what other people want. They fail to express their feelings, allow others to infringe on their rights, and tend to speak apologetically. Aggressive communicators try to get their way by bullying and intimidating others. They often attack others verbally and in a loud manner. They often do not consider the rights of other people. Finally, assertive communicators express their thoughts and feelings clearly and directly, often without hurting others in the process. They defend attitudes and beliefs, attack the problem and not the person, and are considered the ideal communicators.