Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Aggressive Defense Mechanisms

In the last byte, we looked at the power relation in organizations and the interventions that could be considered. In today's byte, we look at the aggressive mechanisms that act as a defense mechanism.

Conflicts often arise within the context of a performance appraisal session. People do not react well to negative feedback - when individuals are frustrated, as they commonly are in interpersonal conflicts - they respond through many classes of defense mechanism. 

The first of this class of reactions is the aggressive defense mechanisms. The following table provides an overview of the same.

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