What is the High Conflict Personality Theory?

People with high conflict personalities have a pattern of high-conflict behavior that increases conflict rather than reducing or resolving it. This pattern usually happen over and over again in many different situations with many different people.

The issue that seems in conflict at the time is not what is increasing the conflict. The “issue” is the high-conflict personality and how the person approaches problem-solving. The pattern of behavior includes a lot of:

  • blaming others
  • all-or-nothing thinking
  • unmanaged emotions
  • extreme behaviors

Bill Eddy developed the high conflict personality theory and has been helping others understand the patterns of behavior and respond constructively.

In this episode, Megan talks with Bill about how he arrived at the theory and how he developed it.

Links & Other Notes

Our website: https://www.highconflictinstitute.com/

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Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

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