Conflict Management Styles Questionnaire
Please answer based on how you behave, rather than on how you think you should behave. Circle only one of the options for each question, depending on how often you adopt one of those behaviors.
There are no wrong or right answers. This questionnaire is just designed to help you learn about your favorite conflict management style.
For people who prefer the competing style, achieving their goals is more important than maintaining a relationship. They try to win at all costs and they enjoy conflict and the challenges associated with it.
Those who prefer the avoiding style just hate conflict. They find conflict stressful and try to avoid it at all costs. They do not care about achieving their goals, nor about maintaining strong relationships, as long as they can avoid being in conflict with someone.
People who prefer the compromising style are moderately concerned with achieving their goals and maintaining relationships. They are willing to meet the other person halfway. So, they are happy to give up part of their goals, if the other person also gives some of their goals up.
Those who prefer to adopt the collaborating style strive to achieve a win-win solution for both the parties involved. They highly value both the goals and the relationships to the same extent. They like to keep an open discussion with the other party and see the conflict as a problem that needs to be solved by both parties cooperating together.
People who prefer the accommodating style value the relationships with others more than they value achieving goals. They are willing to give up their goals if this means making other people happy and keep the relationship going.