Role of Conflict LO9670

Roxanne S. Abbas (75263.3305@CompuServe.COM)
01 Sep 96 20:21:14 EDT

Keith stated:

< Personality conflicts are best
handled by the removal of one of the parties.

Keith, I would agree that removal of one of the parties is sometimes the best,
or the only, way to handle the conflict. However, I have seen personal growth,
on the part of one or both of the parties, succeed and result in a true
transformation of a relationship. On one memorable occasion, I was the one who
most desperately needed the growth in understanding and acceptance of other
personality types. My boss told me in a very kind but firm way that I needed to
figure out how to do this and the growth had to show in my day to day behavior.
I came back to him two days later and requested the assistance of an industrial
psychologist. He approved the cost and I learned and changed and grew (and
didn't get fired).

I like myself a whole lot better now and so do other people.


Roxanne Abbas

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