Theoretical Perspectives: Discussion Forum

Address each of the following in your post for this week:

  • In dealing with conflicts, do you find that you tend toward one orientation over another (passive, passive-aggressive, aggressive, nonassertive, assertive, collaboration)?
  • Are you satisfied with the outcome of conflicts when you act from this orientation? Do you favor the orientation all the time or are there exceptions?
  • In what kinds of situations has nonassertive communication behavior been called for? Were there disadvantages for you? Under what conditions, if any, might this behavior produce an advantage?
  • In what kinds of situations are you most likely to be assertive? Were there disadvantages for you? Under what conditions will being assertive produce an advantage?

To support your discussion, provide one or more examples, which can be fictional or taken from experience.

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