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Unformatted text preview: Communicating Power and Conflict Chapter Nine Communication Patterns Symmetrical Escalation Symmetrical withdrawal Pursuit-withdrawal Withdrawal- pursuit Symmetrical Negotiation (positive) Symmetrical Escalation Each partner chooses to increases the intensity of the conflict Each partner matches the others escalating fight behaviors fight-fight Symmetrical withdrawal Neither partner is willing to confront the other One persons move away is reciprocated by the others move away Why would it lead to relationship break-up? Pursuit-withdrawal/withdrawal-pursuit These two patterns are asymmetrical Pursuit-withdrawal: person A presses for a discussion about a conflictual topic, but person B withdraws Withdrawal-pursuit: just the opposite Symmetrical Negotiation (positive) . Each partners mirrors the others negotiating behaviors They listen to each other and reflect back They offer suggestions for dealing with the conflict When to use which style Competing Use when: Emergency Being right is more important than preserving the relationship Others do not really care what happens When to use which style Competing Do not use When Collaboration has not been tried Cooperation from others is important When to use which style...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course SPCM 1500 taught by Professor Emmelhainz during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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