May 18, 2013
The Life Styles Conflict Inventory assignment gave me a chance to see on paper how my thinking styles influence my ability to deal with conflict situation. The life styles survey is geared towards helping individuals gain an insight into their own self development and personality along with the type of behaviors we exercise to others as well. By doing the survey, I have a better understanding on how I can constructively deal with conflict as an individual. The survey also helps us take a look on the positive and negative qualities of our own personalities and different ways we to build and improve upon them. My score for “constructive conflict” which includes, pragmatist, self-empowered, conciliator, and relationship builder ranked in the medium percentile. These individuals deal with conflict effectively; they also see conflict situations as an opportunity for growth, treat others equal, and improve relationships by connecting with others in order to have good conversations that leads to success. I was kind of surprised I ranked a medium in the “constructive style” because, I treat others as equals and I feel that I deal with conflict effectively. I do understand there are areas that I need to work on to become successful in my career. I tend to be more effective and comfortable once I get t know others. I convey my liking for people because I am thoughtful and considerate of others feelings. Being this way, has worked in my favor throughout my career. I know that I also have to work on building strong business relationships in order t have better business connections and better business networking. My regulator style ranked a 97th percentile. I feel that this is totally describing me. Rules are written for a reason and if we have to change the rules for one person than you will have to do it for all. My score for “passive/defensive styles” which include avoider, insulator, regulator, and accommodator...