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you should rely on them for an accurate picture of yourself only after further self-scrutiny and discussion with others. The inventory is merely a tool to enable these larger tasks. Instructions: Consider your response in situations where your wishes differ from those of another person. Note that statements A-J deal with your initial response to disagreement; statements K-T deal with your response after the disagreement has gotten stronger. If you find it easier, you may choose one particular conflict setting and use it as a background for all the questions. Circle one number on the line below each statement. W H E N I F I R S T D I S C O V E R T H A T D I F F E R E N C E S E X I S T . . . A. I make sure that all views are out in the open and treated with equal consideration, even if there seems to be substantial disagreement. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic B. I devote more attention to making sure others understand the logic and benefits of my positions than I do to pleasing them. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic C. I make my needs known, but I tone them down a bit and look for solutions somewhere in the middle. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic D. I pull back from discussion for a time to avoid tension. TAKE ACTION
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10 © University of Waterloo and others Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic E. I devote more attention to [sic] feelings of others than to my personal goals. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic F. I make sure my agenda doesn't get in the way of our relationship. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic G. I actively explain my ideas and just as actively take steps to understand others. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic H. I am more concerned with goals I believe to be important than with how others feel about things. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic I. I decide the differences aren't worth worrying about. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic J. I give up some points in exchange for others. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic I F D I F F E R E N C E S P E R S I S T A N D F E E L I N G S E S C A L A T E … K. I enter more actively into discussion and hold out for ways to meet the needs of others as well as my own. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic L. I put forth greater effort to make sure that the truth as I see it is recognized and less on pleasing others. Not at all characteristic 1 2 3 4 5 6 Very characteristic
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11 © University of Waterloo and others M. I try to be reasonable by not asking for my full preferences, but I make sure I get some of what I want.
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  • Conflict, Conflict process, Conflict style inventory

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