Linda: Experiences of a Mediation That Triggers Personality Development

  • Timea Tallodi


This chapter presents the nuanced analysis of Linda’s case. Linda is in her mid-20s and employed at a public organisation in England as a subordinate working in an outdoor occupation. She also fulfils the role of union representative. The analysis explicates Linda’s understandings and feelings of stress due to conflict as an ‘eruption’ which led to complete relationship breakdown with her friend and supervisor, Darren. Linda’s perceptions of mediation as a fear-provoking experience that requires great encouragement and support by the mediator are highlighted. A rich portrait of Linda’s subjective lived experience of mediation as a ‘way to grow’ leading to personality development is explored.


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  • Timea Tallodi
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  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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