Through the events of Jonas and Blake, this storyboard presents a view of conflict management, while analyzing the impact of temperament on the situation at hand.
AT ITS MOST PRAGMATIC LEVEL... AN ATTEMPT AT SELF-PRESERVATION
It's my way or the highway, Blake!
QUALITIES IMPORTANT TO EFFECTIVE CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Self-Confidence Assertiveness Empathy Clarity
GAINING AND FINE TUNING SKILLS THROUGH PRACTICE
Let's split the difference.
Okay, that's fair!
Avoiding a blow from Jonas may be the most elemental benefit of conflict management, but there are others as well
FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICE
If I don't hit Jonas, perhaps he won't hit me?
Would-be conflict managers are not required to be quintessential diplomats before reading this storyboard
WHEN PROPERLY MANAGED, CONFLICT CAN OFTEN...
Managing conflict is a survival skill, an empowering experience, and sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy
YOUR PREFERRED STYLE OF RESPONDING
Goals, Ideology, Social Organization, Resources, Interdependence, Power Balance, and Context (Instrumental & Affective)
I am sorry!
Allow both parties to win, increase trust and cohesion, lead to new ideas, and lead to new growth
Every individual has his or her own temperament, which is a constellation of nine characteristics or traits (e.g., intensity, persistence, perceptiveness, adaptability, regularity, energy, first reaction, and mood)
If you were Blake, how would you respond to the world around you?