3S Roles Everyone Plays

Discover the 10 roles that thirdsiders can play to help transform any conflict. Here you will find the descriptions for each role, actions often taken by the roles and resources to support each of them.

Provider – Enable People to Meet Their Needs

Conflict usually arises in the first place from frustrated needs, like love and respect. Frustration leads people to bully others, to use violence, and to grab someone else's things. The most basic human needs include food (and other necessities for living), safety, identity, and freedom. If we as Thirdsiders can help people address one or more of these four needs we can avert destructive conflict. This is the role of the Provider. Share resources, share knowledge When people feel that there is not enough to go around for everyone, fear and anxiety rise and fights ...

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