Essay Interpersonal Conflict in the Movie Hitch

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Interpersonal Conflict in the movie Hitch Interpersonal conflict happens in every relationship. It is inevitable when two or more people disagree on something. Conflict is a result of a misunderstanding because of a miscommunication. In the movie Hitch (Mordaunt & Tadross, 2005) we can notice an interpersonal conflict between two people due to a lack of communication. Communication is a key role in any relationship, whether platonic or an intimate relationship. When starting a relationship it is primordial to be able to communicate effectively from the beginning in order to avoid any conflict. However “people are usually cautious about what they tell each other and how they say it, and they make a conscious effort to present positive …show more content…
Her attitude discourages Hitch to even try to communicate with her, and resolve the conflict. This movie gives us a perfect example of how a conflict was not handled effectively because assumptions were made, the character jumped to conclusion, due to this the issue became worse than it should have been. The communication dynamics in this was always done through someone else therefore one person would get upset, because he misunderstood the person that was giving him information.
In the end of the movie, the interpersonal conflict was dealt appropriately, because both protagonists learned how to talk to each other and share their feelings, but it was a long process. The conflict in this movie escalated to the point that the couple communication style was quite aggressive “people who use an aggressive communication style tend to dominate conversations. They typically speak at a high or low pitch, and their tone of voice can be demanding” (Sole, 2011). Finally they realize that there is a conflict and work things out. Hitch is a funny, entertaining movie about interpersonal communication, in which we can learn that handling interpersonal conflict would be easier if people would just face their problems, and communicate with each other without getting upset, and aggressive. In the long run, it is better to just be oneself, which can avoid a lot of the
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