Your conflict management style is... Competing
Congrats, friend! By completing this quiz, you've shown a commitment to managing conflicts and creating positive social environments. According to your responses, your style is competing...So what does that actually mean? When conflict comes to a head, you skip the small talk and cut to the chase. This means you get results QUICK. On top of that, once you decide on your ideal outcome, you're unwavering.Although your competing style slays, it's not the most effective for fostering friendships. Sometimes it's worth it to cut others some slack and hear their side of the story. Trust me, you've got this!"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." — Helen Keller3 Tips for Managing Conflict and Transforming Foes into Friends1. Accept the ConflictIf you think conflict is something to be avoided at all costs, it's time for a little reframing. Here's the thing, conflict is part of life, and, believe it or not, it can actually strengthen your relationships. Butting heads gives us an opportunity to express our deep concerns, and when you do that without coming off as aggressive, it creates movement and momentum.2. Practice Active ListeningThere's a huge difference between being heard and feeling heard, friend. When you make someone feel heard, you earn their trust and gain insight into their situation. So how do you actually do that? Start by using body language to communicate your interest: eye contact, leaning in, and smiling. Ask questions and summarize what the other person says!3. Save the JudgementEspecially in tense situations, it's natural to have strong emotions and thoughts about what the other person is saying, but it's safest to save those judgements for later. In the moment, try to keep calm by breathing deeply and leaning back in your seat with both feet firmly planted on the ground. Remember, sometimes silence speaks louder than words.Now That I've Got to Know You, It's Your Turn to Get to Know Me...Hey there, and welcome — I'm Yvonne Niel. I'm a communication coach, consultant, and trainer. I'm here to help you connect with your listeners and create lasting change with continuous feedback.I believe everyone deserves to live and work in a happy, healthy environment. No matter how far from that your current circumstances may seem, change is always possible, and I can get you there 🙌Looking for a Little Extra Guidance? Check Out These Free Resources1. Read this blog post! It'll teach you how to agree to disagree, so you can stay strong in your beliefs while respecting other peoples'.2. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram. I post tips on analyzing conflicts and communicating your way to constructive outcomes.3. Book a consultation with me. If you need hands-on help, don't hesitate to book a consultation with me. It's free, so you have nothing to lose.Want to Be Friends? You'll Find Me in Your Inbox Tomorrow with More Tips Based on Your Conflict Management Style!