Conflict anxiety is rife. In my experience, most people have some fear of conflict. In fact, some will go to any length to avoid it.
Why we dislike conflict
In its essence, conflict necessitates that we be seen. If we take a stand to speak up for what we don’t agree with, we risk being seen for what we believe in. Indeed, I think it is a vulnerable place to be. If there is a part of us that says ‘I am not worth it’, it will feel scared in any kind of conflict situation.
Here is an article I recently wrote for Psychologies Mag to help you handle conflict.