Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Dr. Richard Holton
Conflict in my own terms
Without looking into a dictionary for the meaning of the word conflict, to me it is define as a problem in a situation that can be internal, external, or/and both. There can be many different situations where conflicts can occur. We can experience conflict in our personal life, workplace, within ourselves, and on a universal level. People often have conflicts with others for significant and insignificant matters that happen in our daily lives. Conflicts in our personal life can affect us in a big way. Conflicts with your significant other and family members and friends can influence the way we behave, think, and understand at that moment the world around us. Also, the length that the individual has experience the conflict also greatly matter. In today’s fast pace moving economy, many conflicts can arise from the workplace. Often employees not only have to deal with their daily tasks and assignments, but they are often put under a lot of pressure to meet deadlines. Also, they have to be able to effectively communicate with other coworkers in order to accomplish these assignments on time. It is not unusual to hear people talk about inner conflicts that they go through. Every one of us is built the same, but we all have a different computer chip in us which makes us unique. Because of this, we all experience inner conflicts with ourselves. I’m I too fat, too skinny, too short, is my nose too big? These are just a few examples of inner conflicts that people go through. Peer pressure, media, and the fact that we believe everything we hear, puts a lot of pressure on us to be someone that we possibly can’t become, and thus creates inner conflicts between ourselves. With today’s technology and fast pace communications, the news travels at the speed of a click. Today people experience a fear that something out there will...