Who doesn’t get a sick feeling in the pit of their stomach when faced with conflicts of interest that lead to confrontation?
Sure, some people like that adrenaline rush. For instance the drama divas and those who use conflict and animosity to avoid spending time on self-inventory and improvement.
However, most of us experience some level of stress symptoms, even if we feel that we are dealing with a rationally minded other, or others. Of course, the biggest problems occur when dealing with reactive, emotionally immature, or otherwise unreasonable folk(s).
Fortunately there are proven methods you can use to help accomplish successful communication, even in the most unreasonable situations. Keep these 9 tips to confronting conflict in mind the next time you find yourself in a situation that has any possibility of becoming contentious.
9 Tips to confronting conflict:
Why should you have to do all of this when the other person seems to just unleash their anger or unhealthy coping skills on you?
Well, it’s about offering the biggest opportunity to find resolutions and preserve relationships that matter in your life. Perhaps it will be impossible to find a resolution. If that is the case, you can at least walk away feeling good about yourself for how you handled the situation. Then, you can reflect on what choices you can make in regard to setting boundaries or limiting your time with those who refuse to problem solve.