The term “conflict” refers to some kind of discord, disagreement, or friction caused within or between two individuals or parties (Amason & Sapienza 2009). The conflict usually occurs when the actions or beliefs of an individual or party are either not accepted or restricted by another individual or party. Thus, personality clash or personality conflict refers to the situation that occurs when two or more individuals or parties find themselves in conflict because of the fundamental or personality incompatibility (Cartwright 2009). Irrespective of the setting or industry an individual belongs to, there is always a high probability that the individual will experience or face work place conflict. The work place conflicts are generally resolved or managed by the human resources department through negotiating or adopting other strategies to provide either the parties or individuals with an accepted solution (Charlton & Dewdney 2004). Other than personality conflicts, there are some other types of conflicts which have their own particular characteristics. The concerned paper is focused on the Personality Conflict that arises between most of the individuals and at different levels of the work place.
The concerned paper has been drafted in response to the situation where “a new employee has just entered the work place and being misunderstood by other exiting employees”. The personality conflict in this case is often fuelled by the difference in perceptions and emotions regarding the new employee’s character or motives.
Many of the entrepreneurs and organizational leaders believe that no employee or individual can control his / her reactions to certain situation, thus lead to certain kinds of conflicts, mainly personality conflict. The personality conflicts occur in large numbers and must be attempted to resolve at earliest stages. It is a well known fact that the adequate resolution of personality conflicts can provide the companies with a more productive and happier work place. Thus, the extent to which a company attempts to mitigate or reduce the negative impact of personality conflicts also plays a crucial role in the development and growth of company.