Machiavellianism, sex, type of situation and conflict strategies
It seems inevitable that people will occasionally experience conflict with others in their daily lives. Either for maintaining good relationships with others, or with the desire to exert strong control over the environment and others, a person learns how to gain compliance from others and how to manage conflict. Different people may use different ways to resolve problems. The underlying reason might be the individual's learned characteristics. People with more aggressive personalities may be more active than less aggressive individuals in the conflict situation.