“I REJECT your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam SavageOne of the hardest

“I REJECT your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage
One of the hardest things to understand in a conflict is that every person’s side in a conflict is based off their perception of the situation.  We know in Psychology that our perceptions are what dictate our reality.  This means that our realities can be different from one another, and that’s difficult to fathom!  Sometimes we think our side is so easy to see, why is it not obvious to them!  However, their reality may just look different than ours.  
 
Let’s practice stepping into another person’s reality: 
(1) First, give a short paragraph to describe a conflict that you’ve had with someone else from your own point of view.
(3) Then, in a separate paragraph, I want you to describe the same conflict from the point of view of the other person (write this part as if you ARE the other person).  This is a technique used to help people to learn how to empathize with others. Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes is a great way to help deal with conflict effectively. Please take the time to really think about how the other person would describe the situation.
(3) Finally, respond to this activity (like it, found it useful, too difficult, etc.).  This part may be a sentence or two.