A conflict-free society would be a perfect, utopian society. But in everyday life, conflicts are omnipresent, of course of different magnitudes and types, some of which also have a regulatory role and benefit the parties involved. You may be wondering, what benefits can conflict bring?
Before we get to the benefits that a person who manages conflict well can have, it is important to define it. In the classical definition, conflict is an open opposition, a struggle between individuals, groups, classes, parties, communities, states with divergent or incompatible economic, political, religious, ethnic, racial, etc. interests with destructive effects on social interaction. In N. Sillamy's "Dictionary of Psychology", conflict is defined as "a struggle of tendencies, of interests; a situation in which an individual is subject to vectorially opposed forces of almost equal power".
Some authors, such as C. Rogers, G. Allport, E. Erikson, consider conflict to be a normal characteristic of the psyche, a condition of development and self-fulfilment, while others consider it to be a negative consequence of personality disturbances (W. Stern, P. Janet, A. Maslow, K. Lewin, L. Festinger).