Confrontation


A confrontation can occur when two or more people or groups argue or fight about something. Suppose two men start to discuss football in a bar. The discussion escalates until both begin to insult each other and push each other. The confrontation continues in the street, where they take fist blows. In this case, the two individuals clash violently, each one trying to defend his position and impose his ideas on the other.

Among the synonyms of this word we have: grabbed, altercation, clash, skirmish, brawl, brawl, scuffle, brawl, altercation, battle, combat, discussion, dispute, encounter, etc.

In all areas of life there are clashes between people, groups, entities, countries, among others, regarding common interests, ideas, ideologies, or in the way in which some issues are appreciated or resolved; in some cases they are resolved harmoniously, that is, by talking and agreeing to follow a common path to avoid encountering disagreements again.

Of course, not all confrontations lead to physical aggression. It is often said that two subjects are facing each other if they have a heated dialogue that includes accusations, denunciations or verbal attacks. A conservative deputy and a socialist legislator, to cite one case, can lead a dialectical confrontation in a debate on TV.

On the other hand, in the field of sport we often come across this word, which is widely used to account for the sporting encounter between two teams, in the case of team sports, or between two players, in those individual sports. The confrontation between Boca and River ended in a zero draw.

The confrontation arises from a conflict between several people or groups as mentioned above, because the behavior of one harms the achievement of objectives (Interests, needs, desires or values) pursued by the other and its consequences can be negative or positive.

However; In the workplace and business, the most common causes are changes in the organizational structure, lack of coordination between people or groups that depend on each other, opposing points of view, different objectives between departments within the organization, communication problems, style of ineffective leadership, and mistrust between people.

The notion of civil confrontation, on the other hand, refers to a conflict carried out by different sectors of a population. In contrast, a military confrontation involves the fight between conventional armed forces (armies).