Lsi Assignment

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Part I: Personal Conflict Style for Self-Development (Primary, Backup, & Limiting)

In my opinion, the Life Styles Inventory illustrated scores on how I recognize my conflicts. Below conflict styles represent my strengths and weakest styles.

• My primary conflict style was Conciliator, which I scored the highest on and (95th percentile). • My backup conflict style was Pragmatist, which I scored the second highest score(93rd percentile) • My limiting conflict style was Dominator, which I scored the (10th percentile)

|Position |Style |Score |Percentile | |1 |Conciliator |39 |95 | |2 |Relationship Builder |34 |70 | |3 |Accommodator |9 |25 | |4 |Regulator |16 |63 | |5 |Insulator |14 |44 | |6 |Avoider |6 |55 | |7 |Escalator |7 |50 | |8 |Dominator |2 |10 | |9 |Competitor |16 |70 | |10 |Perfectionist |23 |69 | |11 |Pragmatist |38 |93 | |12 |Self-Empowered |34 |80 |

The LSI is in two categories: Constructive Style and Aggressive/ Defensive Style. As the above diagram shows, I consistently was in the Constructive Style. Constructive style is consisted of Pragmatist, Self-Empowered, Conciliator, and Relationship Builder. Pragmatist is characterized by the belief that conflicts are expected and can be useful in achieving goals and practical solutions to problems. Self-Empowered reflects the view that conflict is not just a practical reality but virtual force for personal and social development. Conciliator represents the belief that people are basically well-intentioned and wants to work through their differences in mutually-beneficial and fair ways. Relationship Builder characterized by belief that conflict is a natural part of living and working together; as long as people value their relationships, they will find ways to work out their differences. (pg 14 LSI Conflict) The LSI, in my opinion, suggests that constructive styles reflects self-enhancing thinking and conflict that contribute to one’s level of satisfaction, ability to develop healthy relationships and works effectively with people, and proficiency at accomplishing tasks.

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(I tried to use paint software to illustrate my diagram – this was the best I could do)

My highest score was Conciliator. The Constructive Style describes me well. I couldn’t have said it better. This style exhibits the following treats (to name a few):

• Willing to take time with people
I really do believe in taking time to help people when they most need it. • Respects confidences
I like when a group come to me because they know I will help them finish a task that is assigned. • Encourages other
This is true about me. Encouragement makes a different in anything one do.

• Enjoys settling disputes
I believe positive outcome is possible.

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