Conflict Essay

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Conflict Style The proverbs listed below can be thought of as descriptions of some of the different strategies for resolving conflicts. Proverbs state traditional wisdom. These proverbs reflect traditional wisdom for resolving conflict. Read each of the proverbs carefully. Using the scale below, indicate how typical each proverb is of your actions in a conflict. 1 = Not at all typical of how I act in a conflict 2 = Not really typical of how I act in a conflict 3 = Somewhat typical of how I act in a conflict 4 = Typical of how I act in a conflict 5 = Very typical of how I act in a conflict 1. It is easier to refrain than to retreat from a quarrel. 2. If you cannot make a person think as you do, make him or her do as you think. 3. Soft words win hard hearts. 4. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. 5. Come now and let us reason together. 6. When two quarrel, the person who keeps silent first is the most praiseworthy. 7. Might overcomes right. 8. Smooth words make smooth ways. 9. Better half a loaf than no bread at all. 10. Truth lies in knowledge, not in majority opinion. 11. He who fights and runs away lives to fight another way. 12. He hath conquered well that hath made his enemies flee. 13. Kill your enemies with kindness. 14. A fair exchange brings no quarrel. 15. No person has the final answer but every person has a piece to contribute. 16. Stay away from people who disagree with you. 17. Fields are won by those who believe in winning. 18. Kind words are worth much and cost little. 19. Tit for tat is fair play. 20. Only the person who is willing to give up his or her monopoly on truth can ever profit from the truths that others hold. 21. Avoid quarrelsome people as they

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