Conflict Resolution Questionnaire1

This questionnaire was designed to help you identify your preferred style of conflict resolution.

Below are 25 simple questions. Respond to each question by "clicking" on the answer that you think best describes your preferred style for handling differences or conflicts between ourself and others. There are no right or better answers. Each style is good in its own way. When you have finished answering the questions, "click" on the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page to receive an analysis of your approach to managing conflict.

 

1. I need to attain excellent results and cannot be limited by others.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

2. I am always willing to listen to other's opinions, but I also want to give them mine.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

3. I often make slight modifications in my goals to meet other people's needs.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

4. If people don't respect my opinion, I keep it to myself.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

5. When someone else thinks they have a good idea I cooperate and help them.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

6. When conflicts arise, I usually stand on my principles.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

7. I am always willing to consider other people's opinions, but I make my own decisions.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

8. When a conflict arises, I am usually willing to adjust my priorities to reach a resolution.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

9. When a conflict occurs, I tend to back out of the situation and do something else.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

10. I don't like to rock the boat, so I cooperate with others and accept instructions easily.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

11. When pursuing my priorities, I am usually firm and not swayed by others.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

12. During conflict, I immediately work to get everyone's concerns out in the open.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

13. During a conflict, I try to find some compromise.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

14. Differences of opinion are not always worth worrying about, so I usually avoid them.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

15. I like to ask others for their opinions and try to find ways to cooperate.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

16. Once I have taken a position, I don't like to have others try to talk me out of it.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

17. When there is a conflict, I make a point of presenting my view, and I invite others to do the same.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

18. When viewpoints are opposed, I generally propose a middle ground.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

19. I try to avoid people who have strong opinions.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

20. I think it is more important to get along than to win an argument.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

21. After I have made a decision, I defend it strongly.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

22. I am a decision maker, but I make a point of listening to others to find the best solution possible.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

23. I like to meet other people halfway.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

24. I often keep to myself, because most things are not worth arguing about.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

25. I try to adjust my priorities to accommodate other people's needs.

Definitely true
True
Tends to be true
Tends not to be true
Not true
Definitely not true

 

After you have responded to all of the above questions "click" on the SUBMIT button below and you will receive an analysis of your style of conflict management.
 

 

1. Based on the best available research in the field, this questionnaire is designed to assist the user in understanding and assessing his/her current performance. The author makes no implied guarantee of its accuracy, or the limits of its applicability.