Types of Conflict
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What are the Types of Conflict?
Conflict exists when both people have different or opposite options at a particular point. There are four types of Conflict. Itself conflict is not as bad as its name sounds. It can be used in a positive sense, depend on the handling matter. It may be person to person or group to group and person to the group. It relate with state of mind, everyone has its own thinking styles. It depends on the approaches of people like Positive, negative, long term, short term, focusing several elements or only a particular one. Every one may conflict with other, but the issues arise when imposing own decision on others. In every types of businesses there is conflict of interest.
It may have the serious concern because may effect on the relation
In this article, we will discuss the following point
- Types of Conflict
- Nature of conflict
- Sings of conflict
“Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. Ronal Reagan”
4 Types of Conflict:
There are mainly four type of conflict that faces by
Intra-personal: Individual to individual, this occurs due to different nature of people, School of thoughts. Everyone has its own goal and targets according to interest and benefits, so working with individual interest it usually happens.
Interpersonal: Within the individual, like when deciding to choose something, most of the time we are thinking of which thing to be a pick, this or that. Some have good decision power and others are in
Intra-Group: Organization to the organization, Families to families, Due to multiple natures of thoughts. Here conflict chances are more because of multiple schools of thoughts and their aim.
Intergroup: Within the organization, in a relationship. Mostly when people thinking for their own target instead of unit or relationship.
Nature of Conflict:
The conflict has two types of role, it can be used in a constructive manner or in destructive. For achieving the effective target different types of opinion and approaches need to be discussed, and adopt the one which will be suitable. In Constructive approach, there is the elasticity of accepting others thoughts and points. On the other hand in Destructive approach, there is selfishness, only to impose own willing approaches, Here no any logic is accepted. The result is conflict itself is not a negative thing; it’s up to the user how he/they treat it.
Sign of conflict
- Uncomfortable behavior,
- Productivity of work, performance is a decrease
- Not giving proper time to work and colleagues
- Destruction of things in serious conflict
- Usually not accepting or following the instruction,
- Avoiding to work as teamwork
- Muddy attitude,
Causes of conflict:
Being human, everyone has its own interest, feeling, opinion and thoughts. It varies from person to person, so disagreement comes into presence when both are focusing opposite things. This may be due to understanding or due to a communication gap, or due to non-supporting and negative approach. This may be, in the organization due to completion race and in a relation to show more rights. Here person awareness and positive approach works, the more one have fewer chances of destructive conflict.
How to resolve and fix the conflict: Disagreement is always in between of those personalities, who know each other or have a relationship, this is not with a stranger. All relations are based on respect and trust. Life and connectivity time period is short. We should agree first on this point, the Second thing is we creatures at every stage of life. Every place (In family, job, business or learning centers) has some values and standards of living. By adopting them we can minimize the chances of conflict. If its occur then need to be the focus on the relationship, by respecting and giving value to it, step down with sacrifices own interest is the best policy. Get involved with a partner, give the opinion logically, and later try to convince them by defining the problem actually is. In serious situation try to approach seniors, or get counseling centers facilities.
In Short, conflict is not a bad thing itself; it’s up to us how we handle it. “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human sprits are to grow strong by conflict. William Ellery Channing.”