Encountering Conflict Prompts

The nature of conflict

  1. Conflict will always repeat itself.
  2. Conflict is about justice and wrongdoing.
  3. One single voice can represent many in times of conflict.
  4. The nature of conflict is deeply embedded in humans.
  5. Conflict is never fair.
  6. The way in which a person encounters conflict determines the outcome.
  7. We can never avoid conflict, we have to face it one way or another.
  8. In times of conflict, no one is completely innocent.
  9. The strength of someone is shown in times of conflict.
  10. Conflict is always multifaceted.
  11. In times of conflict, a group’s actions speak louder than just one person’s voice.
  12. Conflict is about what is right and wrong.
  13. The survivors of conflict are true heroes.
  14. Conflict is about manipulation.
  15. A conflict’s strength is dependant on the meaning a person connects to it.
  16. Conflict is ever-present.
  17. One’s true self is revealed during conflict.
  18. Everyone has to take a side during conflict.
  19. The victims of conflict can often be the most powerful.
  20. The size of a conflict is proportional to its effect.
  21. Conflict is a struggle between the rich and the poor.
  22. Conflict is a struggle between the good and bad.
  23. The story from each side of conflict is always different.

The causes of conflict

  1. Conflict occurs due to a clash of beliefs.
  2. Conflict occurs when people take a stand.
  3. Conflict is driven by self-interest.
  4. A conflict arises due to many different causes.
  5. Poor-judgment often initiates conflict.
  6. Conflict is often initiated by the unfamiliar.
  7. Fear is what powers conflict.
  8. Conflict is born of prejudice.
  9. Conflict occurs due to misunderstandings.
  10. Conflict isn’t just born out of hatred; it is also born out of love.
  11. Conflict arises when someone tries to deflect blame.
  12. Conflict occurs when one acts out of the norm.
  13. Conflict occurs when the powerful conquer the powerless.
  14. The unexpected can cause conflict.

The consequences of conflict

  1. Conflict will always impact every individual involved.
  2. Conflict changes people for the better and the worse.
  3. People learn and grow from encountering conflict.
  4. Conflict creates stronger relationships.
  5. Although a conflict may have ceased, its effects on people always persevere.
  6. Someone will always suffer because of conflict.
  7. In conflict, our emotions exceed our reasoning.
  8. Conflict can cause people to turn against the ones they love.
  9. The consequences of conflict can have more impact than conflict itself.
  10. Conflict clearly defines who the heroes and villains are.
  11. Conflict leads individuals to discover more about others and themselves.
  12. Our belief and values can change because of conflict.
  13. Conflict doesn’t just affect those involved, but even generations to come.
  14. In times of conflict, people act differently than they would normally.
  15. People’s strengths and weaknesses are revealed during conflict.
  16. We can end up hurting ourselves the most in times of conflict.
  17. Conflict can bring some together and tear others apart.

The resolution of conflict

  1. It is difficult to resolve conflict without negotiation.
  2. Pride is often a barrier to resolving conflict.
  3. Many conflicts do not offer an easy solution.
  4. Resolving conflict doesn’t mean that it will be forgotten.
  5. The most difficult conflict to resolve is inner conflict.
  6. Some people choose not to resolve their conflicts.
  7. The resolution of conflict is more important than conflict itself.
  8. Some conflicts are more difficult to resolve than others.
  9. Resolution and reconciliation do not always come hand in hand.
  10. Resolving conflict can often be a complicated and long process.
  11. Sometimes resolutions of conflict are not fair.
  12. Conflict can be resolved in different ways.
  13. Resolving conflict doesn’t just involve a compromise between two parties.
  14. The resolution of one conflict can be the cause of another conflict.
  15. Conflict occurs when people do not uphold their part in a negotiation.
  16. The hardest part of conflict is stepping towards a resolution.
  17. Resolving conflict doesn’t necessarily make things better.

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