Confrontation is often seen in such negative light. Confrontation is strongly associated with shouting, screaming, fighting and aggression. It can also be seen as upsetting someone or making someone angry and therefore assumed as a negative interaction, when the intent of the confrontation was to simply put our point of view across.
To an extent this may be true, but let’s look at it a bit more closely.
Of course, confrontation can take place when there are opposing ideas where our ego can come in the way and we feel the need to defeat the other party. This can get out of hand depending on the passion that both parties put into proving their points or in winning their arguments. It may also show how strongly they believe in their views.
So, let’s look at the consequences of confrontation, that end with aggression:
Are these arguments worth having? Even if you win the argument, at what cost?
So, how can we deal with confrontation?
Has this made sense? Do you feel that it has resonated with you in any way?
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