Identifying Your Conflict Style

How do you handle conflict? Individuals look inward to determine their own conflict style through group discussion and a short quiz. The sixth installment in a series of 15 conflict management lessons examines how our feelings and attitudes come into play when conflict arises.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have volunteers share the results of their inventories when everyone is finished
  • Use the debriefing questions to clear up any misconceptions about each style
Classroom Considerations

  • Preface the activity by pointing out that there are no inherently good or bad conflict management styles
Pros

  • Most students enjoy personal inventories and look forward to learning more about themselves
  • The lesson stresses that each conflict style has its place and use, even those that appear more passive
Cons

  • None
Common Core