Conflict Styles measure how you handle disputes and friction in your relationships. There are 5 conflict styles in total: Collaborating, Competitive, Compromising, Avoiding, and Accommodating. Each of us makes use of all of these conflict styles and different times, but we tend to consciously or subconsciously gravitate towards one of them more than the others. Which conflict style we choose should depend on the circumstances of the dispute. Sometimes it’s best to avoid conflict. Sometimes it’s best to compromise. Sometimes it’s best to collaborate.