How Do You Do Conflict?

Aug 16, 2010

Connection? LOVE it.

Conflict? Hate. It.

Problem is you can’t have the first without the occasional appearance of the latter. Ask anyone who is married, a parent, a friend, an employee or who happens to run into OTHER PEOPLE from time to time. Unless you live on the moon (which, I admit, occasionally sounds like bliss), conflict is going to happen.

Since it’s apparent I’m not packing up for outer space anytime soon, I’ve been exploring this topic for the past couple weeks, trying to learn everything I can about the who, what, when, where, and hows of dealing with conflict in a healthy way. For the next week or two (let’s just see how is goes, yes?), I will be posting the highlights of what I’ve learned, as well as asking you a question or two.

Here’s the first. Which onscreen character do you most resembles when faced with a conflict?

  • Jason Bourne (dead-set on clearing your name)
  • Batman (resort to your dark and secret alter-ego when tensions rise)
  • Mr. Rogers (think only of bunnies, snack time and cardigan sweaters even when your relationships are on the brink of disaster)
  • The Runaway Bride (if it feels at all risky, vulnerable, or the least bit threatening, you split)
  • The Last Comic Standing (use humor to avoid anything uncomfortable, including honesty)
  • The Bachelorette (It’s all about the drama)
  • ______________ (this is where you come up with your own)

(pic courtesy of enrika79, stock.xchng)


  1. Michele Cushatt

    Hahaha. Perfect. I love it. I'm probably something similar, except in marriage. And then I turn into a different character altogether. 🙂

  2. @AshesNichole

    I'm finally catching up on all your blogs… I've missed reading them!! I'm totally a runaway bride… Least bit sign of vulnerability and I'm gone. Lovin' the conflict blog series!!

    • Michele Cushatt

      I've been known to pull a runaway bride from time to time. 🙂 Glad you like it. The research has been enlightening!


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