Win-Win sees life as cooperation versus competition. It is a balancing act between courage and consideration.
Steven Covey states that a person who approaches conflicts with a win-win attitude possesses three vital character traits:
1. Integrity: sticking with your true feelings, values, and commitments
2. Maturity: expressing your ideas and feelings with courage and consideration for the ideas and feelings of others
3. Abundance Mentality: believing there is plenty for everyone
This means that all parties feel that they have been treated fairly and equitably. Everyone has to be honest about how they feel, are empathetic and considerate in understanding one another, and seeks mutual benefit.
What happens when you feel that you cannot gain a Win-Win and heading toward a Lose-Win (where you do not get the benefit or it challenges one of your character traits)?
You walk away. There is no either/or.