Assertive in Conflict

Conflict Styles

Assertive in Conflict

Quick definition

Asserts their needs and concerns in conflict. Stands up for their own interests.

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High scorers are able to assert their needs, desires, and concerns in conflict. They are more likely to bring up things that are bothering them and initiate uncomfortable conversations. They tend to be more outspoken, and willing to stand up for their own interests. They may be more likely to use aggressive or confrontational tactics when dealing with conflict.

Related Traits

Assertive in Conflict and Cooperative in Conflict are the two major Conflict Style traits. They are distinct traits and not opposites.

Neither assertiveness nor cooperativeness is inherently good or bad - they simply represent different approaches to conflict resolution. The ideal approach to conflict resolution often involves a balance of both assertiveness and cooperativeness and being adaptable in the use of both depending on the context.

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