The First Weapon of the Changeopbobe
- It tries to shame the makers of change in an attempt to use social pressure to push others back into the comfort zone of conformity by threatening their reputation should they persist.
- It tests for support while in use: "Who is with me on this?" is the implicit question in ridicule. This kind of polarising behaviour is characteristic of the "Us vs Them" pathology. This allows the changeophobe (and the change agent) to gauge the severity of the given threat.
The Last Weapon of the Changeophobe
"It was just a joke,"
they will claim, as they scuttle back beneath their rock to hide from their scary new world.
Change something and you might see changeophobe tactics first-hand.