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The authors assume that power is present in all social interactions. Power in itself is neither positive nor negative, though it can be used in productive or destructive ways. Their own sense of self-worth may become implicated in having power. The high power party may become power-hungry, pursuing power for its own sake. Many people exercise power in passive-aggressive ways, significantly influencing a situation without appearing to do anything overt. There are common ways that people deny they are using power. This can lead them to resort to desperate and destructive low-power tactics. Wilmot, W.

This can lead them to resort to desperate and destructive low-power tactics. Brown Publishers, Concerning the outcome of the heat battle, we would find a temperature that we both were comfortable with.

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The authors assume that power is present in all social interactions. Interpersonal Conflict.

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They may deny being responsible for sending a message, arguing that they somehow were not themselves--that they were drunk or angry, for instance. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. Constant low power can also corrupt, making the powerless party more prone to use destructive power balancing techniques. Indeed, most past research has succeeded mainly in measuring peoples' perceptions or authority expectations. Strengthening the parties' commitment to maintaining their relationship can help transcend power imbalances. For example, if your relationship is more important than achieving your goal, the accommodating style could be used to keep the other happy. The higher power party can also increase their dependence on the other party, thereby increasing the other party's power. The authors suggest one "kernel of wisdom" to remember when attempting to assess people's power: "assume that you and your conflict partners all measure each others' power differently, disagree on who has the most, and disagree on who should have the most. Productive ways to balance power include empowering the weaker party, having the stronger party limit their own power or increase their dependence on the weaker party. Interpersonal Conflict. Parties in an unequal relationship can work to make the relationship more equitable, work to convince each other that the existing relationship actually is equitable, or end the relationship. This can lead them to resort to desperate and destructive low-power tactics.

The higher power party can also increase their dependence on the other party, thereby increasing the other party's power. Many people exercise power in passive-aggressive ways, significantly influencing a situation without appearing to do anything overt.

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Accommodating is similar to the avoidance style in that both take an unassertive stance, but it has a more cooperative tone in it as the person using this style is very willing to allow the other person have their way. Often seemingly weak behaviors can be very powerful.

They may use their power in illicit ways.

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The most widely used approach to conflict styles is a five-style approach created by Kilmann and Thomas in , examining conflict styles on a scale of unassertive-assertive and uncooperative-cooperative. This strategy is a win-win situation where both parties get what they want from the conflict and are satisfied with the outcome. Donations are not now providing the minimal funding needed to maintain and develop BI. Power arises from the conjunction of one person's resources with another person's wants, needs or goals, that is, from one person's dependence on another. They may deny that the message was sent to another person or was regarding a specific situation, claiming instead that they were speaking in general or merely thinking aloud. Often seemingly weak behaviors can be very powerful. The higher power party can also increase their dependence on the other party, thereby increasing the other party's power. Parties in an unequal relationship can work to make the relationship more equitable, work to convince each other that the existing relationship actually is equitable, or end the relationship. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. Brown Publishers, Indeed, most past research has succeeded mainly in measuring peoples' perceptions or authority expectations. The successes of Gandhi and Martin Luther King show how powerful "weak" or passive behaviors can be.

It is very difficult to measure power, since there are so many ways of exercising it and it is often used covertly. Such commitment helps prevent either of the parties from seeking to maximize their individual power, and keep them motivated and willing to do what is needed to address power imbalances when they arise.

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