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The How to Resolve Conflicts Course Glossary

The How to Resolve Conflicts Course Glossary

love, liking or any other emotional attitude; the degree of liking. The basic definition of affinity is the consideration of distance, whether good or bad.


an interchange of ideas across space between two individuals.


the actions an individual takes on himself to correct some conduct or situation in which he is involved which is contrary to the ideals and best interests of his group. It is a personal thing. When one is ethical or "has his ethics in," it is by his own determinism and is done by himself.


the action taken on an individual by the group when he fails to take appropriate ethics actions himself.


an applied religious philosophy developed by L. Ron Hubbard. It is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life. The word Scientology comes from the Latin scio, which means "know" and the Greek word logos, meaning "the word or outward form by which the inward thought is expressed and made known." Thus, Scientology means knowing about knowing.

third party:

one who by false reports creates trouble between two people, a person and a group, or a group and another group.

Third Party Law:

a law which states that a third party must be present and unknown in every quarrel for a conflict to exist.