Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl

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Arguing and getting into disagreements with people is something that happens to everyone, and though fighting with people isn’t ideal, there are a few ways to make the argument conclude quicker and with less damage to a friendship or relationship. There are many different healthy ways to deal with conflict, one being a happy, positive approach that Anne Frank, author of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, used. Others, like Winston Churchill, could use an approach that unifies people or brings them together so everyone can fight together and be stronger. However, there are also unhealthy ways of working through an argument, such saying that the best way to deal with conflict would be to think more with emotions than being rational. Others…show more content…
If a person responds to conflict in a healthy way, they have the capacity to recognize and respond to the things that matter to the other person; calm, non-defensive, and respectful reactions; a readiness to forgive and forget, and to move past the conflict without holding resentments or anger; the ability to seek compromise and avoid punishing; and a belief that facing conflict head on is the best thing for both sides. The unhealthy ways to respond to conflict may include an inability to recognize and respond to the things that matter to the other person; explosive, angry, hurtful and resentful reactions; the withdrawal of love, resulting in rejection, isolation, shaming, and fear of abandonment; an inability to compromise or see the other person 's side; the fear and avoidance of conflict; and the expectation of bad outcomes (Segal and Smith). A stated by Jeanne Segal and Melinda Smith, “Conflict triggers strong emotions and can lead to hurt feelings, disappointment, and discomfort. When handled in an unhealthy manner, it can cause irreparable rifts, resentments, and breakups. But when conflict is resolved in a healthy way, it increases our understanding of one another, builds trust, and strengthens our relationship bonds.” So clearly, when people take the time to learn how to respond to conflict in a healthy manner, they can have an even healthier relationship with whomever they…show more content…
Humans are emotional beings, so people need to take the time to calm their mind before acting without thinking. The main thing people need to remember while fighting, is to keep an open, clear mind, and listen to the other person. Works Cited "6 Tips for De-Escalating an Argument." World of Psychology. N.p., 12 July 2016. Web. 14 Apr. 2017. Churchill, Winston. "Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat." Studysync: Reading & Writing Companion. Sonoma, CA: BookheadEd Learning, LLC, 2015. 367-68. Print. "Conflict Resolution Skills." Conflict Resolution Skills: Building the Skills That Can Turn Conflicts into Opportunities. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2017. Frank, Anne. "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl." Studysync: Reading & Writing Companion. Sonoma, CA: BookheadEd Learning, LLC, 2015. 372-74. Print. Hamilton, Diane Musho. "Calming Your Brain During Conflict." Harvard Business Review. N.p., 16 Feb. 2016. Web. 14 Apr.
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