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What is Conflict?

An Application of MBTI® Type

Damian Killen, Danica Murphy

This is a great activity to get individuals thinking about how they define and respond to conflict. And, it will help to illustrate the different ways that others might view and deal with similar situations. Through the reflective exercises, participants will come to understand how knowledge of type can assist in dealing with conflict and will examine the unique perspectives driven by the conflict pairs. Participants will be required to consider their own experiences of conflict and will to share their stories with others who have preferences for the same conflict pair—either TJ, TP, FJ, or FP. As they report out to the larger group, your job will be to draw attention to the distinct differences in conflict definition and response among the four conflict pairs.

To elicit examples of actual conflicts in which participants have been involved to try to understand how the situations are approached and to demonstrate the consistency of these experiences in similar conflict pair groups

Time Frame: 50 minutes

Materials Included: Activity Instructions, Powerpoint Slides, Handouts

Additional Materials Required: Flipchart, markers

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*Available only within the United States.

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