Rhetoric of Contemporary Conflict Test 3

  1. what is style?
    • a way (recognizable) to distinguish how something is done or accomplished
    • what they do and say in conflict
    • a habitual way of communicating
  2. What are 4 conflict styles?
    • 1. direct aggression
    • 2. cave/ give in
    • 3. withdraw 
    • 4. Compromise/ negotiate
  3. what is personality style?
    • stable patterns of thinking and behaving/ acting 
    • personality and conflict style can change based on who you are in conflict with such as authority, equal or subordinate
  4. Is the personality style and conflict style are always the same?
    no not always
  5. what is a bully?
    • person who belittles (mentally/ verbally) and or taunts, shames, physically harasses, or is any way harassed, threatens directly or indirectly another person over a period of time.
    • exclusion/ isolation spreading rumors and gossip, insult, slurs
  6. what are the reasons someone bullies another?
    • they percieve the other person as weak, a threat
    • they are competitive, jealous, envious
    • they have differences and are looked at as non conforming, unpopular, inferiour
  7. Do people have a bullying bias?
  8. what is a difficult person?
    • someone who blames others and avoids taking responsibility
    • blame others when it is not their fault
    • directly confrontational
    • indirectly confrontational 
    • storms off
    • ignores what is said
    • raises voice and using a nasty tone
  9. Why are people difficult?
    • to have control and be in power
    • to achieve an end goal
  10. what is losing face?
    credibility/ humiliation
  11. what is self image?
    • how we see ourselves and what we present to the world
    • aesthetics/ style (upscale, trendy athletic)
    • choices of style 
    • what we look and what it means
  12. what is self-concept?
    how we think of ourselves (kind, generous, giving)
  13. what is self-esteem?
    • how we "feel" about ourselves
    • results in our successes/ failures (people think it is a factor)
    • whether we like ourselves and who we are
  14. Reasons for a bully to interrupt?
    • want to control the conversation
    • don't want to hear things they cannot accept
    • end the flow of words
  15. what is unearned criticism?
    • accused unjustly of generic faults
    • making someone feel at fault when they are not
  16. what is the reason behind unearned criticism?
    making someone feel at fault when they are not
  17. bullies are all difficult people but are all difficult people bullies?
  18. what are cyber bullies?
    • one of the most difficult to deal with
    • deals with using technology to bully others
  19. what is mobbing/ psychological terror?
    • when a group of people have more credibility than the target
    • backhanded comments, insulting, talking about you, ignoring you,
  20. what makes mobbing so difficult?
    it expands and moves outside the original circle of bullies
  21. how do bullies disregard victims?
    they make claims about the persons mental state
  22. What happens in psychological bullying? (2 things)
    • 1. the bully attacks the targets sense of reality asking: is it my fault? did I cause it? Are they right?
    • 2. Make observers question: the mental state (sanity), and the overall competence/ legitimacy of the target
  23. What do the bullies do in psychological bullying?
    • 1. Claims the target is crazy
    • 2. Spread rumors that others believe
    • 3. Give or take away responsibilities or assignments (fail) 
    • 4. Isolation/ exclusion (ignoring) all about power
  24. what does the psychological affect on a target?
    emotions, thought processes, self esteem/concept/image, affects how the individual talks, acts, behaves, intense feelings of despair/ hopelessness/ helplessness
Card Set
Rhetoric of Contemporary Conflict Test 3
test 3, bullying, style