Managing Conflicts : Managing Conflict Essay

2179 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 9 Pages
Agreeableness is someone who is good natured, helpful, sympathetic, trusting, forgiving, and soft-hearted. Those who scored high in agreeableness is well liked by teammates and will help with social functioning in the team, however, if someone is goo agreeableness then they will avoid conflict. I scored a score of 5.2 when a class mean of 4.6 and a standard deviation of 1.6, which means that I am a half standard deviation below the class average. This means that I someone who is very caring and trusting and have realized that at times I try to avoid conflict with others. This is why someone who scored high in agreeableness can cause a challenge in the chapter of “Managing Conflict”.
The entire chapter about managing conflict contradicts this personality of someone who scores really high in agreeableness because they tend to avoid it. When they avoid conflict they also reluctantly accept other people needs without arguing or discussing it. These people are not at all managing conflict because if they abide to all of these people then they are basically a custody battle between the people causing conflict in the team. This one person who is agreeable isn’t going to be the decision maker on who is right and who is wrong but the people causing conflict will want to get you on your side and will make them think they are right. The highly agreeableness person will have to learn to voice their control in managing conflict among team members, even a small amount of opinion will…

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