You’re in the middle of a terrible argument, and everyone turns to you to help resolve it. How do you respond? How do you react to conflict?
I’m not the most level headed guy in the world. Infact, I’m fueled by passion and sometimes I let my emotions get the better of me and lash out if I feel that I or others are in the wrong. Especially by people I can’t stand and/or are abusing their authority. That’s me in a nutshell, I do not always have a big control over my feelings. I am an emotional person. However I have proved to some people and to myself, much to even my surprise, that I can be a good choice for someone who can cool things down as well.
Not all the time mind you. But a few times here and there I can be called up to be the mediator, the referee, the “cool-down-guys” person! A few people have even asked me or looked to me to intervene and cool things down from time to time. So if asked and I felt that I could prove useful I would try and cool things down. Get people to think first before they speak. Change the topic of introduce something else that the opposing factions both agree on and change the mood. When cool heads have prevailed, then maybe we can get back to the matter at hand and see if we can resolve things without bloodshed.
If only that happened all the time.