Unformatted text preview: used in competitive or low-trust situations. Win/lose is dysfunctional to the interdependent mentality. The fifth is “win/win”. This means that every agreement is satisfying toward both parties. Life is seen as cooperative. Other people’s success is achieved when the other achieves it also. The last paradigm is “win/win or no deal”. This is used if both parties cannot agree on something. Basically, you agree to disagree. When there is no deal, a person is not inclined to manipulate other people. I have used these paradigms throughout my life. I have used the lose/lose example sometimes, especially with my brothers. I try not to cause that kind of situation with friends or other people. Mostly, I have worked in the win/win, win/win or do deal, or lose/win paradigms. Since coming to IRCC, I have used less of the lose/win and more of the win/win or win/win-no deal because it is better for both parties to agree or not agree at all....
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- Fall '05