AVOIDING : These people are afraid of conflict and feel helpless when confronted. PUSHING: These people do not like to take no for an answer. Their goals are so important that they are prepared to achieve them at all costs. SOOTHING : These people value relationships so much that they will give up anything to keep a friendship. They are afraid of conflict. COMPROMISING: These people like to look for a common ground. They dislike extremes and try to find an outcome that is good for the common good. RESOLVING: These people know that relationships do not thrive unless both people feel satisfied. They resolve conflicts by trying to confront all issues.If you are an avoider you may go to extremes to avoid the person, or maybe you’re not finish a commissioned piece of art or a deadline for a magazine article. You just want the situation or person to go away. If you are a pusher you will get caught up in being right, getting your way and usually alienate everyone around you. You will push away potential clients and friends and maybe make the final sale but you may never get asked back to do a workshop or do work for that client again. Soothers suffer greatly at giving up their time, money and energy to make the other party happy. You may keep the relationship with the client but at great emotional, financial, and/or personal cost to you. Compromisers usually come out of conflict pretty healthy. They don’t want to sell their own soul but they want the other party to be happy, also. Resolvers know that it may take time and energy but they are willing to talk, listen, and work out the conflict. Why confront someone?
- To create intimacy.
- To increase understanding, communication and empathy in the relationship.
- To affect change and behavior.
- To examine your feelings and thoughts and engage in giving and receiving feedback.
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