Interpersonal Conflict : Conflict And Conflict

1607 Words May 1st, 2016 7 Pages
Gaby Wentz
Conflict Paper

Interpersonal conflict is defined as a disagreement between two interdependent people who perceive that they have incompatible goals (Verderber, 358). There are various dimensions to interpersonal conflict, but in the grand scheme of things it focuses on the communication amidst people. When people hear the word conflict, your first instinct is to think of it as holding a negative meaning; but we have learned that in order for people to grow and fine-tune their problem solving skills, conflict helps. Throughout my twenty years of existence I have encountered many interpersonal conflicts with family, friends, bosses, co-workers, and occasionally people I don’t know. In this paper I am going to examine an interpersonal conflict that I encountered with my parents and my closest friends. I will do this by examining what type of conflict I encountered, and if this was the same for the other party involved. I will also examine the type of management styles used and how the conflict could have been different. Before I get into the conflict being examined, I want to give a little overview of how I grew up and observed my family dealing with conflict. My mom and dad have very passive-aggressive behaviors, but my dad also deals with conflict in an aggressive manner. When a conflict would come up, the first thing we do is try to talk about it, but within ten minutes the house would be filled with yelling, name calling, and tears. We have come to realize…
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