Describe the nature of the relationship and your interpersonal goals for the relationship prior to the conflict, including relational, self-presentation and instrumental goals.
For this paper, please answer the following questions in an MLA formatted five to six-page paper. Include at least four citations from your textbook (McCornack, Steven. Interpersonal Communication and You: An Introduction. Bedford/St. Martin’s) and/or other course materials. Please see rubric below for grading details. Select an interpersonal relationship you have or had a major conflict in. This could be the same interpersonal relationship you discussed in the previous paper. The conflict could be a one-time major conflict or a long, repetitive conflict. Use this relationship and the related conflict to answer the following questions: 1. Describe the nature of the relationship and your interpersonal goals for the relationship prior to the conflict, including relational, self-presentation and instrumental goals. 2. The conflict stems from perceptions of incompatible goals or interference with objectives. How were your goals incompatible with this person and/or how did you perceive the other person as interfering with your ability to achieve your objectives? OR perhaps it was vice versa. How did they perceive you interfering with their ability to achieve their objectives? 3. What conflict approaches did you employ while pursuing this conflict? Were they effective? Why or why not? Be specific about the verbal and nonverbal choices you made as a result of the given conflict style. 4. Identify a moment where you may have reacted defensively in this conflict. Which of the four types of defensive messages did you use to respond? What attributions did you make about the other persons suggestion, advice, or criticism? What were the results of your response? What could you do differently next time? 5. How did your nonverbal communication choices impact the escalation or de-escalation of the conflict? How did the other person’s nonverbal communication choices impact the escalation or de-escalation of the conflict? Be specific about which behaviors had an impact and why. 6. Were you satisfied with the results of the conflict? Why or why not? What might you have changed about your communication within this conflict if you were to do it again?