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• Individual Conflict Assessment Worksheet
In at least 150 to 300 words, respond and include details to the following statements and questions:
1. Take a moment to think about how you generally describe conflict. Complete the following sentences and expand each response to at least one paragraph:
a. Conflict is like…. a necessary evil; without it we are not able to grow or see those imperfections within ourselves that can be upsetting to others. Conflict, while at times ugly or inconvenient is so important. Without conflict we would not be able to learn, grow, or really recognize those traits that we possess that are not always so friendly or accommodating to others. Once we are able to notice these characteristics we are then able to change and are also able to better understand the other person and where they are coming from. Learning to be objective is so important when trying to deal positively with conflict. If we are not able to understand the other person and remain objective then the conflict can turn ugly and accusatory. Once that happens then all parties involved in the confrontation will shut down, and neither party will receive the message the other person is sending. These communication barriers are too often the result of conflict. b. Conflict in my family is best described as….plentiful and dealt with while it is happening. My family is very confrontational; we do not let things go unattended. If something is bothering one of us we usually confront the other person or the family as a whole if something is bothering us. That does not mean that we do not have fights because we do, it is just sometimes the conflict can turn ugly. Usually after the conflict has been addressed we try immediately to try and change what is upsetting the other person. If we do not agree with what the other person is saying or thinking then we try to talk it out. We hardly if ever let things go unattended, but sometimes it does...
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