Interpersonal Conflict Theory

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The ability of any human being to reflect on themselves and being adequately informed by one’s own thoughts and actions is an attribute associated with humans and highlighted in social cognitive theory. Humans are agents who act and function as self examiners of their functioning of thought processes. To make this effective it is required to devise reliable ways of differentiating between factual and accurate thinking. In self-reflective ways, humans create ideas and act on them and predict occurrences from them. They make judgments based on the accuracy of their thoughts try to change them accordingly. One’s thoughts are self judged results and the satisfactoriness of and alternating them likewise. They are evaluated according to the functional value, validity, and how much they resemble and match the reality. (Bryant and Zillmann) Many people like to avoid interpersonal conflict instead of dealing with it. Bell and Blakeney in 1977 stated that interpersonal conflict could be defined as interaction of two people expressing unlikely interests, opinions and views. They defined it a type of human communication. Interpersonal conflict identified between two people could be due to some issue, some specific problem, opposite interests expressed or argument because of the emotional state of the relationship. People with much personal conflicts are more unhappy and…show more content…
The observers or others will less likely start to take sides and negative emotions are in control. Best way to counter it is in early stages, through negotiations between participants. Otherwise, those in conflict will need mediation support, or sometimes arbitration or court judgments, so it’s best to resolve issues at the earliest. (Skills You Need) Five major strategies are there for dealing with conflicts which could be considered for winning or losing. 1) Fight or
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