Very few people enjoy conflict, but we can better understand how to approach and improve moments in which we experience conflict by understanding if it is an intrapersonal conflict or interpersonal conflict.
Intrapersonal conflict is conflict we experience within ourselves. While it involves only the individual it can often lead to interpersonal conflict if the internal conflict is not identified or mitigated. An example may be an individual who is asked to go out to dinner when they would rather just stay home and take a nap. No one else is involved in making the decision except for the person who is faced with making the choice.
Interpersonal conflict is a conflict that involves two or more people. While it involves the connections we make with others it can also lead to intrapersonal conflict if what is being presented by an individual challenge our fundamental intrapersonal and internal dialog.