Like other challenges, if we have an appropriate mindset, understand the dynamics, know thyself and develop skills – we can get better!
Conflict at its root level brings out the flight or fight choices we made in pre-historic times often determined life or death.
The awareness of conflict triggers and techniques helpful for us to manage conflict and allow us to de-escalate, remain logical, not take the conflict personally, flood our bodies with cortisol (the bodies stress hormone), re-route blood away from the prefrontal cortex (portion of the brain responsible for high level cognitive behavior, decision making and moderating social behavior) before our amygdala hi-jacks our ability to reason and make emotional choices which escalate conflict. The Amygdala (the ancient portion of our brain responsible for detecting fear and preparing for emergency events) makes decision fast (you ended up eaten in pre-historic days if you paused to consider whether that saber tooth tiger might mean you harm) but not always ones which serve us well in today’s world.
Conflict can be a good thing, conflict will happen, and the skills which allow us to make good decisions when conflict happens, can be learned!
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