14 Communication Conflicts
Q Review the five conflict styles that include the (1) avoiding, (2) obliging, (3) compromising, (4) dominating, and (5) Integrating.
Post a discussion explaining one of the conflict styles.
Give an example of an intercultural couple (real or from television) to illustrate the intercultural couple's conflict style.
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Human beings are social creatures. Different societies represent different cultures. The persona we keep in the public is an attempt to maintain a cultural ‘face’ in the society. The cultural differences in the society create and shape communication as a response to conflicts. It has an immense effect on group and interpersonal communications. The five conflict styles depend on two dimensions: an individual’s approach to his or her own culture and to other cultures. Conflict management is very important for cultural approach.