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Managing Conflict in Ones Personal Life

Incorporate the concepts of managing conflict into ones personal life using the concepts of collaborative problem-solving and include the role of forgiveness and reconciliation. How will this play into ones own attitudes and behaviors?

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The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) was created by Kenneth W. Thomas and Ralph H. Kilmann. The assessment was developed in 1974 for handling conflict. The TKI was based on two fundamental dimensions, which are assertiveness and cooperation. Assertiveness is the level a person will achieve their needs and desires in conflict situations. Whereas, cooperation is the level a person will satisfy other's needs and desires. The two fundamental dimensions were expanded to five approaches to handling conflict. The five approaches are Competing, Avoiding, Accommodating, Compromising and Collaborating.

Competing people appear to be uncooperative and very assertive. A competing person is only concerned about their own self interests and have little to no concern for anyone else's interest. An avoiding person is uncooperative and is unassertive because he doesn't take action at all costs. Under certain situations, an avoider can be placed under a high amount of stress and pressure. The person will try to not engage an issue or put it off until a later point in time. An accommodating person is very cooperative but is not assertive. The person is more concerned with the other person's interests, while sacrificing their own self interests. An accommodating style is appropriate when the accommodator is in the wrong. A comprising person is in the middle of the ...

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The expert examines managing conflict in ones personal life.