The Pros And Cons Of Conflict

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Esteban, J., & Ray, D. (1999) explained “Conflict is seen to be closely connected with the bimodality of the underlying distribution of characteristics. However, in general, the conflict distribution relationship is nonlinear and surprisingly complex. Our results on conflict patterns also throw light on the phenomena of extremism and moderation.” (p.379) 'Not only is conflict a fact of social life, but conflict has positive virtues and brings out some of the best in men. ' It turns out that these very scientists are no more willing than is the rest of mankind and encourage conflict within any body of men they themselves are responsible for.” (Elias, N., & Dunning, E, 1986). Conflict is viewed simply as the equilibrium sum of resources that…show more content…
From intergroup conflict to interpersonal friction, conflict is often an intrinsic part of the human relating process. Conflict itself, however, is not necessarily a negative or positive phenomenon. It is how we manage conflict that can lead to constructive or destructive outcomes. Conflict is defined in this study as an intense disagreement process between a minimum of two interdependent parties when they perceive incompatible interests, viewpoints, processes, and/or goals in an interaction episode” (p.48).
According to Ting-Toomey, S., Yee-Jung, K. K., Shapiro, R. B., Garcia, W., Wright, T. J., & Oetzel, J. G. (2000) explained:
“While there are many factors that can contribute to an escalatory conflict episode, conflict style is viewed as one of the critical factors that can exacerbate an already intense conflict situation. Conflict style refers to patterned responses to conflict in a variety of situations. Conflict interaction style is learned within the primary socialization process of one 's cultural or ethnic group. Individuals learn the norms and scripts of appropriate conflict conduct and effective
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