A new perspective on conflict?

A new perspective on conflict?

That one person’s reality is different from the reality of that of others is a commonly accepted notion. We all have different “meaning making” and “operating” systems that feel familiar and comfortable to ourselves, yet not always make sense to those around us.

As a result, we all handle conflict in different ways but it goes further than that as our particular “meaning making” system drives also how we see conflict and what perspectives we (can or cannot) take on it. While some people can take distance from conflict, observe it, reflect on it and respond to it others become consumed by it, are fully immersed in it and can only react within it.

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