Although group A and group B are referred to in this cycle a similar cycle can apply to individuals as well.
Member of group A who wish to appease group B view members of group A who wish to stand up against group B as troublemakers who will bring about conflict.
|Group A becomes divide by internal conflicts and weakened.||Group B becomes encouraged to make more demands. Group B may become more powerful as a result of concessions of Group A, Group B increases demands on Group A|
|Members of group A rationalize that Group B is justified in their demands and that if they give in to Group B, Group B will become peaceful and stop making demands.||Hostility
Group B threatens Group A
|Group A feels low self esteem about yielding to Group B's threats.||
Group A gives in to demands of Group B
|Group A feels fear of Group B|
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