Ego, stress & conflict management


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Ego, stress & conflict management

  1. 1. Ego? Self-respect What I am and what I support and like An attachment to MY things, MY emotions, MY opinions and MY relations
  2. 2. Ego Inflation: the BIG EGO I get over-attached to what I like I get over possessive about things I own and people closely related to ME I get attached to what I say, think and feel
  3. 3. A few dialogues
  4. 4. The Big Ego at the Workplace 1. “That was what I recommended in the previous meeting. I simply hate my boss for taking MY suggestions and showcasing these points as his own to the seniors.” 2. “That’s MY desk. Why are you sitting here? Did you open MY PC? Are you taking out some information?”
  5. 5. The Big Ego in the Family 1. “Mom likes him more. He doesn’t even clean his room. I do everything for him, still he gets all nice gifts.” 2. “That’s not MY job. You never help ME out with the household, why should I do your share of work?”
  6. 6. The Big Ego with Friends 1. “Why didn’t you call ME up before Jack to tell about the party? You always share things with him first and I come late into the picture.” 2. “She keeps telling that she likes that music and yesterday she didn’t even recognize the music track.”
  7. 7. How good is the BIG EGO? My head is always high People don’t trust me and I don’t trust people I criticize others a lot I fear others will criticize me High levels of insecurity leads to high stress levels High stress levels lead to more conflicts
  8. 8. Facts about Stress Your mind won’t let you rest when you feel insecure after sharing a secret or criticizing a close friend Insecurity about maintaining your reputation makes you behave much more politely/impolitely than you actually want to Stress never lets you concentrate on the task at hand and you start missing targets
  9. 9. Stress and Conflicts Low and high levels of stress leave you tired and irritable. You don’t feel like talking to your team members Conflicts arise not because of the occurrence of mistakes but because you don’t want to rectify other’s mistakes. After all, you are not responsible for what others do.
  10. 10. Stress Management & Conflict Management Identify the BIG EGO Keep this BIG EGO under check Do some self-analysis Keep track of what you think and how you behave with others.