... something us staffers know all about. How do you handle confrontations with other people? Are you the direct/blunt type who likes to deal with everything head-on, do you completely avoid uncomfortable situations in hope that they'll blow over, or do you run somewhere in between - you pick your battles depending on who's involved and how important the situation is? Tell us how you work. Myself, I definitely fall in the middle. I pick my battles and test the waters before launching into a confrontation with certain people, especially certain friends, acquaintances, and co-workers/my supervisors. If it's over something minor, I'll often let things slide unless I receive the perfect opportunity to bring a situation up. Other times I may show my distaste towards a person's actions/comments subtly in hopes that they'll take a hint. I find it much easier when someone can figure out their own mistakes and apologize for 'em without me having to directly confront them on it. This is a bit of a fault of mine, but I'm a firm believer in personal reflection and people taking responsibility for their own actions. That said... we're human. We screw up all the time and don't always realize it, so I will directly confront someone on something if it's really bothering me and they're not addressing it themselves. In a position like Admin on Charms, I'll often confront someone in someone else's place too, if I feel it's the right thing to do. I can be blunt and harsh at times because I feel it's necessary, but I honestly hate being so. I get really rattled up when directly dealing with a tense situation, to the point that I'll dread the other person's reply. If the confrontation was done via email or PM, I'll feel sick every time I log on in anticipation. But again, even though I hate confrontations I know that it's a necessary evil. Avoiding it out of fear tends to make things worse in the long run. So, that's me. What about the rest of you?