How do opponents behave?
This becomes clear when you look a little closer at teambuilding - then you can do another interesting observation:
Some participants first try to get their views across. If this fails, they either retire to the Schmuelcke and you do not hear anything from them.
From the rejected maker to the opponent
They only reluctantly follow the guidelines and are still cold after the game. Or they offer open resistance by critically commenting on the instructions given by the maker and spoiling the mood with comments such as "That won't work anyway" or "I said it straight away".
This is the mechanism of how opponents are hindered or rejected, the fourth archetypical role.
Criticism at the system
Now we are slightly inclined to attribute negative characteristics to the opponent's role. Sure, opponents nerve and keep the course of things often. But they have a positive effect on the social system on closer inspection.
They question everything. They are critical and shake the old. And that's good for the system. So it can evolve by itself and is not dependent solely on developmental impulses from outside.
Alternatives develop thanks to resistance
Opponent is resistant and uncomfortable. With this basic pattern he forces the system, the group and the makers to develop alternatives. As a result, he often triggers innovations without, however, implementing them.
He is not available for this, because this is the cause of the makers or the co-workers. The archetype of the opponent is differentiated in its structure. We find the destructive opponent, whose activities are limited to destroying existing structures and processes.
The Opponent as an Innovator
We are immediately struck by examples from the field of politics, where the opposition often sees itself as a pure antitram. On the other hand, there is also the constructive opponent, who is an active trigger for innovations.
I once experienced a municipal building project as a pensioner in this way filled the opponent's role. Through his repeated inquiries in the matter, he uncovered vulnerabilities on the draft presented, which could then be remedied in the subsequent period.
Why we are grateful to annoying critics afterwards
This friendly man, however, was not liked by the meeting chairman, for he thoroughly mixed his schedule. So it is with the opponents, they annoy and disturb our circles, but later we can be grateful to them.
I am annoyed each time by the editor of my manuscripts, but am afterwards, however, heilfroh, that he has taken the opponent's role. Because the result is regularly better.
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