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Describe a time when you took personal accountability for a conflict and initiated contact with the individual(s) involved to explain your actions.
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I clam down and I talk a person again.
I spoke with confidence and ask them politely what happened with the situation and tried to solve this conflict the best way possible.
At sister in laws house. Terrible cook. No one wanted to it there. I spent time with her and decided to eat a little.
In my family I faced many problems sach as domestic abuse from my father. So recently he bitten my mother again .After that I took action and I phoned to hi employer and informed about it.
I do not engage in conflicts. Even if there is a situation I do not argue with them saying who is right or wrong. Instead I give them some time to realize and then I talk to them and explain about the whole situation and discuss with them.
Well there was a time I had some misunderstanding with my parents who thought I was the one telling my kid sis to be stubborn all because she is fun of running to me when problems are in the house and i'll advice her, but unfortunately my parents took that for a bad thing that maybe im the one telling her to act the way does and all this time they told me not to come to the house and so on.. But I did not retaliate. One day my dad was sick and needed to visit the hospital I work in and I was the one who assisted him all through, same thing with my mom. At the end they finally found out that I wasn't the cause of the problem but instead the peaceful one.
For solving a conflict, first I will listen the opposite opinion, explain my consideration and try to find a compromise plan or workaround which can still achieve the objective or requirement, however if the conflict can't solving right away, then I will report to supervisor to seeking the resolution, then following the final decision.
That's kind of rare. From our culture, is about never bring up a fight over anything. But, of course, I am a human being and I could have conflict with someone. It was once with my roommate. We start to sharing a 2 bedroom apartment when we go to uni. We had a big fight over the case whether it is appropriate to bring her friend to our home without announcement or not. I was quite angry by her friend just pop up in front of me while I was washing dishes or what. She thought it is completely normal as she own half the apartment to live. I was quite upset as I was shocked several time by someone just went in my place without I knowing it. We then discussed and make the deal she could bring her friend home with announcement of the action.
Though I prefer staying out of conflicts, I do recall times when I took personal accountability for them. A couple of years ago, I went into an argument with my friend after her comment unintentionally offended me; my defensive reaction caused a conflict to erupt between us. Soon, I realized that I overreacted and that becoming upset over a comment is not worth destroying a friendship. I called her later that day to apologize and explain that I jumped to conclusions too soon and failed to incorporate the value of our companionship. I took the responsibility for the argument and offered to make the situation better. Needless to say, the flames died down and we talked out the situation calmly, step-by-step until we were ready to reconcile. From that conflict, I learned that I should handle any situation calmly and in a mature way.
I don't think there was any conflict that I took accountability for.