Conflict Style Assessments
by Jim Van Yperen
The Bible tells us that we are to respond to conflict using the truth with love. Unfortunately, we all tend to over-emphasize one aspect of this equation. Passive and evasive people tend to emphasize love at the expense of truth. Aggressive and defensive people tend to speak the truth at the expense of love. All four responses are wrong! This assessment will help you determine what your conflict style is and how you respond to conflict. Not only will this help you understand yourself better, it is a valuable tool to learning why others respond the way they do. Once we understand ourselves, we can then ask God to help us ‘fill in the blanks,’ so that we can respond in a more godly manner.