Personal or psychological conflict refers to a situation in which a person is motivated to engage in two or more mutually exclusive or incompatible activities. It occurs when the overt, verbal, symbolic, or emotional responses required to fulfill one motive are incompatible with those required to fulfill another. Social existence involves a great number of conflicts. The individual in society, subject to the pressures of the groups to which he belongs and the demands of the roles he must play, often experiences personal conflict. The entire process of the socialization of the child can be viewed as a conflict between the individual and society. Clinical studies show that the concept of conflict is particularly significant in the areas of personal adjustment and mental disorder.