Unassertive and uncooperative behavior
where an individual pursues neither their
own or the other party’s concerns and
does not address the conflict.
Unassertive and cooperative behavior
where an individual neglects their own
concerns to satisfy those of another. The
opposite of competing.
Assertive and uncooperative behavior
where an individual looks to satisfy their
own concerns to win a position, potentially
at others’ expense.
Assertive and cooperative behavior where
an individual will look to work with another
to find a solution that satisfies the
concerns of both.
Mid-way in assertiveness and
cooperativeness. When compromising, an
individual looks to find an expedient,
mutually acceptable solution.