Following are some example scenarios of when it would be appropriate to use each of the five styles shown in Figure 5–2.
Withdrawal/avoidance is a strategy that calls for ignoring conflict in the hope that it will go away. People who practice this style maintain neutrality at all costs and view conflict as a worthless and punishing exercise. They remove themselves physically or mentally from the situation and feel little concern for people and for task accomplishment. People who follow the withdrawal/avoidance strategy want to steer clear of conflict.
Although you might think this is not an effective strategy, it is the best strategy to use:
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