Conflict Between Conflict And Conflict Management

1730 Words Oct 21st, 2014 7 Pages
According to our textbook Beebe, Beebe, & Ivy (2014), “interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and eventually all relationships experience conflict” (p. 218). Precisely how the conflict is resolved left up to the involved parties. I am credible because I participated in the following conflict with my mother, analyzed the conflict using the Beebe, Beebe, & Ivy (2014) text, and then used the collected information to structure this paper. The central idea of this essay is that people with conflicting personalities and viewpoints need to be more understandable towards each other in order to be an effective communicator. This paper will first discuss the type of conflict that occurred, the conflict management style used by each party, the effectiveness of the management of the conflict, and four conflict management skills that could be improved in this specific conflict. Now aware of the construction of this essay, it is now time to understand and examine the type of conflicts involved.
In our textbook, simple conflict is defined as a conflict that is understood by both parties and that stems from differences in ideas, definitions, perceptions, or goals (p. 225). During a conversation with my mother, I suggested the idea that we buy two weeks’ worth of supplies in case of an emergency. My mother replied, “We do not need it; it is a waste of money and space.” I then attempted to inform her the importance of keeping emergency supplies in our home but she immediately countered,…
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