chapter  5
The Life Space of Personalized Conflicts: Dale Hample
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A personalized conflict is one that is taken personally. That is, theparticipant feels that opposition is intended to attack self, and notparticularly self's position on the substantive topic. Even issuedirected criticisms can be taken personally if the participant is so inclined. This chapter is centrally about what happens when people take on that inclination and why the predisposition may appear.