I was not pushy either. But I was firm and respectful.
I heard of some however that put their feet in the door to try to prevent the householder from closing it. Not good.
I sometimes ended up being assigned to work in fs with some pushy, tactless ones. In time, I would not work with those ones.
Of course once I worked with a sister who was the exact opposite of pushy-
an elderly sister who agreed with a guy at the door who told me: "Your God Jehovah is Dead". The sister nodded in agreement and he told me even my partner agreed with him! I was not happy! I asked her if Jehovah was dead? She said yes! Last time I worked with her in FS! I told her daughter her Mom should not be going door to door.
I am not the pushy type!