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High conflict : why we get trapped and how we get out

by Ripley, Amanda (Author)

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High conflict is what happens when discord distills into a good-versus-evil kind of feud, the kind with an us and a them. The normal rules of engagement no longer apply: we feel increasingly certain of our own superiority and, at the same time, more and more mystified by the other side. Ripley inves... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Into conflict. The understory of conflict ; The power of the binary ; The fire starters
  • Out of conflict. Buying time ; Making space ; Reverse engineering ; Complicating the narrative
  • Author's note
  • Appendix I: how to recognize high conflict in the world
  • Appendix II: how to recognize high conflict in yourself
  • Appendix III: how to prevent high conflict.