Zero To One Hundred—Part 1

Escalation often begins with an attack. Regardless of how strong someone’s self-esteem is, individuals don’t want to be attacked. When someone is attacked, the tendency is to defend oneself and attack back. This typically initiates another attack and an escalation ensues. This is the attack-attack pattern.

Overtime an individual may decide not to respond to an attack with an attack and instead withdraw. This would be the the attack-withdraw pattern.