Essay Conflict Management Style
Managing conflict is a difficult task that we all face, but becoming aware of your own characteristic style could help determine why conflicts result exactly the way they do. It helps determine what is a healthy outcome. Each circumstance is different.
Interpersonal conflict is very common with many relationships. It occurs when two people can not meet in the middle or agree on a discussion. Cooperation is key to maintaining a healthy debate. More frequently; when dealing with members of your own family, issues arise that include conflict and resolution. During this process …show more content…
However, on the positive side a harmonizer is considered reasonable and wants to help. Accommodators or harmonizers gain credibility with people or the situation just by giving in to conflict, especially if they stride towards the wrong answer or direction. It’s just easier to back off with a bit of pride! Harmonizers often diminish their power. This is when some individuals take advantage of them. They will continue onto future debates expecting you- the accommodator to retreat. (Steve A. Beebe, 2008, p. 204)
When I find myself into situations where conversations become heated, I do not walk away. I do say what is on my mind; regardless if the other person is prepared or not. Consequently, if someone is expected to loose an argument, it’s usually me. Although, it’s not usually because of lack of knowledge, it’s because I am sensible enough to know not to argue or debate about things I know very little about. When I do decide to “give in or hold up the white flag”, is when my information is not accurate. This would be titled as a pseudo-conflict; conflict is triggered by lack of understanding and or miscommunication (Steve A. Beebe, 2008, p. 192). I am aware that I tend to back off when things become uncomfortable, just to keep the peace. Perhaps because I feel that it could