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What is the meaning of Conflicting Link (cognitive or concept map)?

Conflict relationships are a special case of the connotative relationship, but where the concepts at the ends of each line cannot co-exist without conflict, or a state of stress being created. A couple of different conventions are used to denote conflict, either a solid line without arrowheads (preferably red in colour) or the link is marked ‘CONFLICT’. Both conventions have the same meaning.

Other topics in our resources on System Dynamics related to Conflicting Link include: 
  • connotative link

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