Conflict is a perceived threat to the personal or collective goal and therefore it is much about your own wants and needs.
Conflict can be more about perception rather than what is actually happening. Therefore understanding what is important to you can help you recognise your perception of the situation.
Conflict relates to interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects of yourself. This means that is can also cause inner and outer conflict. Inner conflict caused by intrapersonal aspects of the self can be caused by your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and feelings.
Therefore to resolve conflict you will have to consider your inter and intra personal aspects of the self, which in turn will help you learn how to manage conflict.
It is important to understand that sometimes conflict cannot be resolved, but it can always be managed. This means that you can iron out your differences respectfully or let go of the situation because you can't resolve it, but can resolve your own intrapersonal wants, thoughts, feelings, beliefs, etc.
jb Consulting and Psychology
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