Conflict is basically a disagreement in we experience a threat to our needs, interest, or concerns. Conflict is perceived through the lens of our perspective or worldview, as well as, our present state of mind be it thoughtful or chaotic. In other words, conflict is based on our interpretation of the situation, not necessarily an impartial view of it. When conflict arises we need to ask ourselves if we are functioning our of our primitive brain or evolved brain and try to maintain a reasonable, rational, logical stance.
Take a moment to consider either your workplace or a relationship and consider the following questions (See Printout)
- What are some key sources of conflict in your workplace and/or a relationship?
- When do conflicts tend to occur?
- How do you respond to these conflicts as they arise?