Are you the type of person who prefers to confront or steer clear of conflict?
When it comes to dealing with conflict, there are two types of people: those who avoid it and those who confront it head-on. Those who avoid conflict tend to shy away from disagreements and prioritize harmony in their relationships with others. Meanwhile, those who seek out conflict are eager to engage in it when it arises, valuing directness and honesty. Neither approach is inherently better, and which one you default to depends on various factors, such as your past experiences with conflict, the cultural and organizational contexts you operate in, and even gender norms.
Understanding your natural conflict resolution style can help you consciously decide on addressing disagreements. For example, recognizing your natural tendency to avoid conflict can help you overcome your reluctance to address the issue.