On Fighting Fair to Resolve Conflict

Found this post indicating the average view of conflict, using terms like ‘fighting’ to describe conflict interaction. It does give some interesting advice on how to change that perception, ironically.

What Kind of “Fighter” Are You?

Do You…?

* Avoid conflict at all costs?

* Feel that any criticism or disagreement is an attack on you?

* Hit “below the belt” and regret it later?

* Feel “out of control” when conflict arises?

* Withdraw and become silent when you’re angry?

* Store up complaints from the distant past?

At one time or another, most of us have done one or more of these things. That’s because in most relationships, conflict inevitably arises, and for many of us it creates significant discomfort. But conflict, if handled appropriately, can actually strengthen relationships and improve our understanding of each other. When handled badly, conflict can result in broken friendships, ended relationships, and long-simmering feuds.
Address : <http://www.utexas.edu/student/cmhc/booklets/fighting/fighting.html>


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