Conflict Styles Can Affect Our Desires And Needs

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We all encounter some type of conflict at least once in our life whether we would like to or not. And we all react in different ways using different methods to address the conflict. Everyone has experienced a moment where his or her wants and desires were challenged. The ways we approach conflict can have several different impacts, good and bad. Throughout this paper I’m going to analyze conflict and how the different conflict styles can affect our desires and wants while also reflecting on my own conflict experiences and how they relate to the different styles.
Conflict is the interaction between interdependent people who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference from the in achieving their goals (Coles Cone 2016). In a nutshell, conflict is a disagreement between individuals that prevents people from getting what they desire. Conflict can occur when discussing several topics such sports, religion, and politics. The way we act when faced with a conflict is where things get interesting. There
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The results showed I had three primary conflict styles; avoidance, collaborating and accommodating. I see myself as someone who looks to avoid conflict at all cost. If there is ever a problem, I tend to brush it off and act like the problem does not exist or bother me. On the other hand, when I have no choice but to address the conflict my end goal is for everyone involved to be happy. Collaborating is something I strive for when faced with conflict. I cannot move on from an issue unless things are good on all sides and everyone has reached their goal. At times, I put everyone’s happiness head of mine and choose to accommodate their wants or desires. I am willing to sacrifice my wants if need be in order to resolve conflict. The questionnaire results allowed me to think about the conflicts I have encountered and how I have handled

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