Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory

The Kraybill Conflict Style Inventory is a psychometrically valid, culturally flexible inventory that shows individuals their preferred style of conflict management and how the different styles can be used intelligently depending on the situation they are in.

Developed in the 1980s by Dr. Ronald S. Kraybill,  it is built around the Mouton-Blake grid and identifies five styles of responding to conflict:

  1. Directing
  2. Harmonizing
  3. Avoiding
  4. Cooperating
  5. Compromising


Acts as a mirror for individuals and groups by conveying their default conflict styles in “calm” and “storm” situations, allowing them to reflect on their behaviour and how they can intentionally and intelligently utilize other styles to excel in all kinds of situations.