Conciliating Techniques…


ConciliateConciliate – definition: to overcome distrust or hostility : to reconcile

I’m sure several of us have experienced hostility of one kind or another in our lifetime. Whether it was bullying at school, a unpleasant neighbor or suffering conflict in our country. This quote says it all.

http://chalkboardquotes.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/indifference/

To find a way to conciliate is the hard part. Between countries with all the hidden agenda’s obviously takes many years on both sides but on a personal level, can it be easier? Emotions come into play and more often than not ‘fog’ our decision making.

When corporations have issues they use a conciliation process, whereby the opposing parties use a conciliator. It is this conciliator, who meets with the parties separately attempting to resolve the differences. The techniques used lower tensions, improve communications, interpret the issues, provide technical assistance, explore potential solutions and bring about a negotiated settlement.

Sounds easy doesn’t it? But on a personal level do you want someone to be a conciliator? Couples have the option of counselling and family conflicts can be resolved through a similar method. If the relationship is important enough we find a way to reconcile and hopefully in the process learn something about ourselves.

Have you used conciliation in a story? How did you alter your characters thought processes?

One thought on “Conciliating Techniques…

  1. To overcome distrust or hostility as an arc is probably easier to write than actually having a conciliator itself. I think it is probably actually easier to write the opposite though and see relationships breaking down through misinterpretation. Breaking through that is difficult. It would definitely take some work in the writing as it would in reality!

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