It depends on the type of conflict, really. I’m a pretty straight-forward person and like it when people honestly tell me whats going on or if something between us isn’t right. So I usually face conflict directly because I think its the easiest way to air everything out and be honest.
There are a few situations, however, that I do not always confront directly. Sometimes if its with someone I just met or don’t see very often, I’m either still too shy or can’t find the perfect time to bring it up. Then I might avoid it or try to get over it. That usually don’t work out so well, but sometimes if I put it off, I will calm down and it won’t be such a big deal anymore.