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Where Do You Stand? Confrontation

In the world of friendships, it's impossible to get along all the time. When conflict inevitably arises, it can sometimes be easier to run the other direction than deal with it head on. Of course, we all know that communicating is the better option, but when you're afraid of confrontation that can be easier said than done. I hate fighting with someone I care about just like anyone else, but I'm of the mindset that it's better to talk it out — no matter what the circumstances are — than to let an argument fester, possibly to the point of no return. Are you the same way? If not, tell me, where you stand when it comes to confrontation.


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shellbelle1 shellbelle1 8 years
Le Luxe I am exactly the same way! I hate confrontation and avoid it all costs! I will totally forfeit my own happiness if means others around me are happy. Which I realize, is not a good way to be. None of my friends have a problem with it which of course leads to problems.
bluestar bluestar 8 years
WTF is that picture? Glad I don't work with that woman!
pjamgrl pjamgrl 8 years
That picture is creepy....
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
I HATE confrontations and would rather take any consequences of running in the other direction, even it that means me taking the blame. I wish I had some more balls.
bbkf bbkf 8 years
I'm the least confrontational person ever.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
I hate it but sometimes it just has to be done. Plus I would hope that if someone has a problem with me they would come to me so I try to do same. I hate when people hold things in and they just either give you an attitude for unknown reasons and then when you ask if there is something wrong they say "Oh, nothing."
ohkate ohkate 8 years
coming from family that has run on non-confrontation forever it's been hard for me to get past it but I'm working hard and although it hurts it gets easier each time.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I'm so upfront. confrontation doesnt phase me in the slightest. I just let it all out (in the nicest way possible) LOL
Jeny Jeny 8 years
woooops I meant 'beat around the *BUSH*' lol but you get it
Jeny Jeny 8 years
All of my friends know that I am very upfront and outspoken with my opinions and feelings.. I never amaze them when I ask a waiter at a restaurant to please not sweep near me until AFTER i've eaten, or when I tell a girlfriend very bluntly that the top she's wearing doesn't flatter her, or even when I am very open about my personal life.. they know me to be honest and up front so if I have a problem with them or something they did, I don't beat around the busy.. they here it straight from me and then we move on. It's just good to get it out!
Marci Marci 8 years
My initial reaction was that I don't like confrontation; which I don't as a rule. But then I realized that the people I really care about are actually easy to be honest with, so when there's an issue, it gets discussed. It's only a problem when it's work people or people I don't care that much about but there's an issue with that has to be resolved. That's when it gets sticky.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
It depends on the situation but I have no problems confronting people when I feel it's right.
jessie jessie 8 years
i do sometimes..depends on what i'm confronting others about...if its concerning my kids...i'm a witch...i just tend to say things as they are...sometimes sounding rude or disrespectful...tell it as i see it...and sometimes i am wrong..
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I'm completely confrontational. I'm also very understanding so if I want to confront something it's usually a bigger issue. I have to agree that taking time to think through what you want to say and how is wise and also give you a chance to examine your motives. I don't see any reason to sugar coat things though because if I have an issue with someone I care about I am bringing it up to ultimately help our relationship.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I try to avoid it, but I know when it's necessary to resolve something.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
The chick in the stock picture looks like she's about to stab the other chick with those scissors. Wtf?
Vespa Vespa 8 years
It has to be done right, in a way that truely seeks a solution. And that picture is hilarious! :lol:
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
As for me, I would only confront someone as the last resort. It's not my first resort. Usually, at first, I would bring up something more gently. I would probably do that a few times. If the issue persists, then I would consider confronting them. That's just me. Oh. One more thing. It also depends on the personality of the other person. Some people do not accept confrontations. With people like that, I don't even bother. I just put down some boundaries between us.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I used to be terrified of confrontation and never did it, but these days I'm fine with it. I wait until I've cooled down a bit and thought through not just what I want to say, but why, to make sure I'm having this confrontation for the right reasons and believe that it will change things.
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