This activity can be particularly useful to use in a conflict resolution training to allow participants to more clearly understand how people can have very different perspectives during a conflict situation and they importance of understanding each other’s perspectives to resolve conflict.

Choose a sample conflict situation or ask participants to think of a recent conflict situation they had, take 5 minutes to reflect and think of or try to guess what was the other person’s perspective on this issue? Assuming good intent, what are the most logical explanations? Why did the person take that position?