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This paper discusses different types and forms of personal conflict. The paper specifically examines the relationship the writer has with her boss and with her spouse and discusses the responsibility to resolve conflicts that arise in these relationships.
From the Paper:"While interpersonal conflicts may seem all engrossing or all encompassing, they can be divided up into specific elements in terms of personal statements of what can be a complicated and convoluted process for the individual involved. Examining the nature of the conflict, the styles of Conflict, power attitudes of those involved in the relationship, goals of those involved in the relationship, tactics for resolution, assessment of patterns, and self regulation of options for change is engrained in each individual's philosophy of conflict are all means by which to pursue solutions to the conflict thereof (Hocker and Wilmot, 2008). As Hocker and Wilmot assert, conflicts are often perplexing to both the participants and the outsiders. However, accountability, ego-distancing, and regular communication of goals with the others in the relationship are the practical principles I will apply to assessment and approach to the two primary professional and personal relationships in my life, ones I want to make last for the long term."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Hocker and Wilmot Conflict Mapping Conflict Assessment." 2008: http://spot.colorado.edu/~wehr/40GD1.HTM
- Joyce and William Wilmot Burton, eds. "Power in Interpersonal Conflict," Chapter Three in Interpersonal Conflict, 2nd ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Publishers, 1985. 67-90: http://www.beyondintractability.org/articlesummary/10287/
- McNamara, Carter. "Clarifying Confusion About Conflict." Adapted from the Field Guide to Leadership and Supervision 1997-2007: http://www.managementhelp.org/intrpsnl/basics.htm
- Wilmot, William and Hocker, Joyce. Interpersonal Conflict. McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 6 edition (August 3, 2000).
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