A confrontation is a clashing of forces or ideas. It’s not pleasant, and generally, we don’t like confrontation. And there’s a good reason for that.
It’s just not healthy.
However, avoiding confrontation is not the same as avoiding candor.
Candor is open communication. It’s honest and frank. Candor can also be scary, but it is vastly different than confrontation.
Candor is not a clash nor is it forceful. Candor is not reactive. In fact, it’s proactive and preventative.
Candor prevents confrontation, and confrontation usually is the result of a lack of candor on the front end.