In two paragraphs, respond to one (1) of the prompts below. Journal entries must contain proper grammar, spelling and capitalization.
1. Analyze your primary conflict management style (competitive, accommodation, avoidance, compromise, collaboration). What makes you think this is your primary style? Is it the same or different than your partner’s primary style? In what ways do your conflict management styles hamper effective communication with your partner? Or enhance?
2. Think of a recent communication exchange with your partner that began as a seemingly casual conversation but escalated into a conflict. Can you identify a reason for this (emotional condition, difference in values, etc.)? Is there anything you could have done to avoid the conflict? What cues might you each have looked for to understand the other’s mood?