Problem

Destructive verbal conflict

Other Names:
Uncreative vocal conflict
Nature:
In the exercise of the right of free speech, verbal conflict is often destructive. Groups with concern for particular issues are frequently unable to transform the social conflicts in which they are involved into effective dialogue, whether due to inadequate systems or to inadequate quality of dialogue, or both. Reduction of complex matters to single issues, emotive and violent appeals and hysterical immediacy all contribute to negating effort so that finally nothing is achieved. Many individuals and groups not wanting to be in the position of opposing another agree with the other in order to avoid conflict because it is seen as uncreative.
Broader Problems:
Erosion of social dialogue
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET