When it does, some of us want to go the opposite direction while others stay and face it head on.
Which one are you? It is not always easy to deal with conflict, whether or not you are involved, because it gets personal, too personal, sometimes.
The key is to remain neutral and stand your ground. Otherwise, you may find yourself losing the battle before it has begun. It gets worse when you are not supposed to be involved in the first place.
If you are dealing with conflict issues, be at home, among friends or at work, here are our suggestions on how to effectively handle them:
Don’t give in
Conflict is one inevitable occurrence in life, whether we like it or not. When facing one, don’t give in because while you may attain peace in the process, you are also keeping it safe, which should not be the case. Whatever the issue is, talk about it, deal with it and then resolve it.
Be open minded
Listen to facts and recommendation before you consider making a decision. A conflict arises because of what someone did or what you did. Listen and be open-minded. Sometimes, being open-minded is the only solution you need.
Focus on what’s important
The resolution of the conflict is what matters as well as the clarification as to why it occurred to avoid it from happening again. Don’t focus on something that could distract you from what you are working on to resolve.
Don’t drop ultimatums
Ultimatums can be perceived as a threat because they might as well be. Talk about it, hear both sides and analyze possible outcome but don’t drop ultimatums to those involved because the issue may end up escalated instead of resolved.
Here’s wishing may all the conflicts in your life be amicably resolved.