|RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN NEEDS AND CONFLICT
NVC holds that most conflicts between individuals or groups arise from miscommunication about their human needs, due to coercive or manipulative language that aims to induce fear, guilt, shame, etc. These “violent” modes of communication, when used during a conflict, divert the attention of the participants away from clarifying their needs, their feelings, their perceptions, and their requests, thus perpetuating the conflict.
Bringing intelligence to our emotions is a smart decision that has the potential to redirect sabotaging emotional reactions into constructive responses wherever and whenever they are needed.
People with a higer level of Emotional Intelligence KNOW how to see the needs of the other, beyond their choice of words or behaviour.
Understanding the effectiveness of Nonviolent Communication styles and strategies and applying, integrating them in daily living, lead to growing Intuition and Emotional Intelligence.
Although there are challenges about taking NVC principles into everyday living, both expected and surprising, the full potential of nonviolence, working through the lens of human needs, becomes possible.
Enjoy the new powers of dialog and the availability of strategies and structures that aim to serve human needs! Read more (what is NVC).