Positive Face Management: Preventive Face Conflicts

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In the past I had a conflict with a friend, over her behavior in our friendship. I wanted to speak with but also have positive face management so that I will have control over the situation and not turn our discussion into an offending situation. I was noticing that she started to act differently towards me and would go without talking to me at times, so I figured that she was dealing with something and did not want to talk to me about it. When I come confronted her about the situation, I noticed her autonomous face needs and changed my way of approach to preventive face manage. I am usually not good with managing my facial expressions so the way I felt would show up on my face, so this conflict was handled better than any other conflict I’ve

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