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LSI Conflict Paper LSI Conflict Paper By Russ Graziano GM571 Gene Knorr
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LSI Conflict Paper According to the human synergistic website an “LSI Conflict is a self-assessment that helps people analyze and understand whether their thinking and behavior helps or blocks their ability to deal constructively with conflict situations.” For me the survey shed a great deal of light on why I perform the way I do during a conflict of any type. As soon as I had completed the survey and examined the results and the explanations for all the graphing I knew they were right. I never really understood why I acted the way I did during a conflict but with this exercise it explained a great deal. The LSI conflict has allowed me to identify my style or thinking pattern when dealing with a conflict. There are 12 styles broken up into 3 orientations: constructive, passive/defensive and aggressive/defensive. My highest points on the circumplex graph were located inside the constructive style section. Those of us who exhibit high scores in this style deal with “conflict effectively; we see conflict situations as opportunities for personal growth, treat opponents as respected equals and tend to have a goal beyond winning or losing which enables us to benefit regardless of the outcome of the conflict.”(human synergistic 2010)   My primary conflict style, based on the LSI conflict inventory was conciliator C onciliator's number one belief is the old expression "win/win." Their first move is to figure out how the other person can win: if I can help you get what you want, you will help me with what I want. This is not to be confused with lose/win, where I give in to you to make you happy at my expense. It is critical to the conciliator that both parties walk away from the conflict feeling that their needs were met. Human Synergistics adds  that  “Conciliators believe that people are basically well intentioned and want to work through their  differences in reasonable and fair ways. They tend to view conflicts between individuals as natural 
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LSI Conflict Paper and important. People can work together to find reasonable ways to handle their differences.”  Conciliators are neither passive nor aggressive in their actions. They can achieve this because  they do not attach their self worth to the conflict’s outcome. This act allows me to engage in the  conflict freely without any fear of losing my status or lose any acceptance from others. This  separation allows me to maintain good dialogue and calm the fears of those who feel a loss of  control. I am not seen as a threat by the other party, which helps a great deal.(H.S. 2008)  You  already feel threatened while immersed in a conflict there is no need to feel anymore threatened  by the person with whom you are engaged in the conflict with. Conciliators also are able to disarm 
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