University of Maryland Conflict Management Style Discussion

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A. In two paragraphs, respond to one (1) of the prompts below. Journal entries must contain proper grammar, spelling and capitalization.

1. Analyze your primary conflict management style (competitive, accommodation, avoidance, compromise, collaboration). What makes you think this is your primary style? Is it the same or different than your Partner’s primary style? In what ways do your conflict management styles hamper effective communication with your Partner? Or enhance?

2. Think of a recent communication exchange with your Partner that began as a seemingly casual conversation but escalated into a conflict. Can you identify a reason for this (emotional condition, difference in values, etc.)? Is there anything you could have done to avoid the conflict? What cues might you each have looked for to understand the other’s mood?

B. After reading chapter 12 of your textbook, answer the following discussion question . Watch the video and then answer the following questions in a 5-7 sentence response. Your response should contain proper grammar and spelling.

View the video on Gottman's 4 Horsemen. Then answer the questions that follow.

Watch VideoFour Negative Patterns That Predict Divorce [Full version]

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What is your initial impression of the video? Share a personal experience you have had with one or more of the four negative conflict patterns. Explain whether you believe gender or culture played a role in the pattern/example you shared. How can we overcome these negative conflict patterns? Use the textbook or another source to support your response.

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Part A: Question One
My conflict management style is collaboration, which I consider my primary style due to
the significant concern in developing a meaningful relationship and attaining the anticipated
goals. I prefer a discussion with my partner regarding a conflict whereby we analyze the situation
and deal openly with the problem so that each one wins. Collaboration is the opposite of the
avoidance conflict style since both partners get what they want, and the negative feelings are
minimized. My conflict style...


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