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TierasPet October 22nd, 2013 8:34pm

When you are involved in a conflict, are you more likely to solve it by:

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/22/13 3:20 pm

I almost never lose my temper. If I do... It must have been very serious.

10/22/13 8:57 pm

That's how I am.

swjboucher Just Run
10/22/13 2:43 pm

I try reason first if that fails I walk away. I refuse to blow up for any reason. Life is too short.

10/22/13 8:58 pm

I agree but there are times when I take a firm stand.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/22/13 1:46 pm

Usually go with reason, though not 100% dispassionate. I unfortunately can be a poor judge of people's reactions to me - I tend to read them as more negative than they are, which tends to topple me into people-pleasing or reaction mode more quickly.

10/22/13 9:02 pm

Thank you. I have spent years resolving complex political conflicts and I still have a hard time dealing with blow ups. I try to be neutral and work toward solution but need to know how best to deal with the blow ups.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/22/13 9:04 pm

It's easier for me the less personal it is. I'm a litigator so my job requires me to keep my cool and see all sides of an argument. With work, that's much easier. But if it's something I really care about, it's trickier.

10/22/13 9:09 pm

I agree. Personal is very different and thank you so much for your insight.

CTYankee!!! Connecticut
10/22/13 1:41 pm

If you blow up all the time, no one takes you serious.
If you are calm 99% of the time and blow up on rare occasion, people know you mean business.