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Speaking their Language – D

Different Personalities – Different Destructive & Productive Conflict Tendencies

Understanding the “D” in Conflict

Goals:

  • Victory
  • Results
  • Personal accomplishment

Overuses:

  • The need to win
  • Impatience
  • Bluntness

Fears:

  • Being taken advantage of
  • Appearing weak

Having Productive Conflict with the “D” Style

  • Address issues quickly and directly
  • Don’t take their bluntness personally
  • Take a step back and reevaluate if both parties dig in
  • Resist the urge to give in merely for the sake of harmony

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