Personality and conflict
The way we sort and process information is largely determined by our personality type.
- You may be an outgoing social-butterfly while your friend or spouse is quiet and reserved and likes time in alone or with a few close friends.
- You may be a free-flowing creative type, while the person you are in conflict with sees this world based more on common sense or logic.
- You may love schedules and lists while your co-worker wants to go with the flow and see what comes up while you are both involved in an important project
- You may love a clean, organized house and your spouse or your kids couldn’t care less about an overflowing garbage can or towels on the floor
Opposites attract and the best projects, relationships, and collaborations happen when people with different ways of processing information come together. Once we begin to appreciate our differences and stop trying to change the other person in to a copy of us, conflict lessens and the level of happiness in our lives goes up.