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Rhonda complains to Collin that she's tired of their weekend routine. Irritated, Collin snaps back that he's tired of her complaining. Their conflict pattern reflects which of the following conflict styles?

Symmetrical

In order to decide which conflict style you should use, you should consider...


a. the situation


b. the other person


c. your goals


d. the relationship


**E. ALL OF THESE ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

When people express hostility in obscure ways, "passive aggression" occurs. T or F?

True

The win-win approach to conflict resolution requires parties to reach a solution through compromise.T or F?

False.

Gender is the most important variable in determining conflict style. T or F?

False

A person who buys a piece of new furniture, finds it damaged, and says nothing because he doesn't want to confront the retailer, is engaging in the personal conflict style of...

Avoiding

Complementary and symmetrical conflict styles have been shown to produce...

both "good" results as well as "bad" ones

Interdependence must exist between two parties in order for a conflict to exist. T or F?

True.

The "ownership" of a problem almost always belongs to...

the person who brings it up.

When unhappy couples argue, they...


a. use evaluation "you" language


b. ignore each other's nonverbal relational messages


c. have minimal emphathy for the other


d. are not problem-orientated


**E. ALL OF THESE ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

This person pretends to give in and then continues to act in the same way.

pseudo-accommodator

Studies of intimate and aggressive relational conflict styles find that...

the pattern partners choose may reveal a great deal about the kind of relationship they have chosen.

The conflict style where one has a low concern for him/herself and a high concern for others is called...

accommodating.

Avoiding is sometimes an appropriate style to choose when...

a. the issue is temporary or minor


b. speaking up might cause physical harm


c. relationship isn't worth the effort


d. the issue is temporary or minor and speaking up might cause physical harm


**E. ALL OF THESE ANSWERS ARE CORRECT

A full-fledged conflict will not occur unless the individuals involved try to prevent one another from achieving their goals. T or F?

True

When John steered clear of Kathy after they had an argument, he was using what style of conflict?

Avoiding

The habitual approach you take when your needs appear incompatible with what another wants is called your...

conflict style.

This person handles conflict by trying to make her partner feel responsible for causing her discomfort.

guilt maker

Of the following statements, which most accurately describes the part gender plays in conflict style?

Gender is less important in determining conflict style than the behavior of the other person in the conflict

Sue and John argue and John storms out of the house. Sue calls John asking for forgiveness. He returns and they reconcile. Soon they fight again with John once again leaving. This is an example of a(n)...

conflict ritual.