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Introversion and Conflict

Introversion and Conflict

Do people with a preference for introversion avoid conflict more than others?

By Donna Dunning

Donna Dunning

I am looking at assumptions and expectations that people bring to their relationships.

Research correlating the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument with MBTI scores showed that respondents who preferred Extraversion scored higher on assertiveness than those who preferred Introversion.

Does this mean that people, who prefer Introversion, for whatever reasons, may choose to avoid rather than deal with conflicts?

I believe that there is an assumption in our society that people SHOULD deal with conflicts by expressing their needs and engaging in a discussion.

Is this your experience?

Do you think this places unfair expectations or pressures on people who prefer Introversion?





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One Response to “Introversion and Conflict”

  1. Jackson says:

    Introverts seem to be caught in the middle. If we don’t speak up our needs are ignored. If we do speak up it is uncomfortable for us.

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