1. A harmful deed done to someone that makes them feel justified in committing a harmful deed.
Rhonda gets cut off in traffic. She gets really angry feeling like the person who cut her off is being unfair and dangerous. Now Rhonda decides she can tailgate and honk incessantly at the person who cut her off. Even though her behavior is also dangerous and could cause harm.
Cherise is upset because she didn’t get a raise she asked for. Instead, Alicia got a raise. Cherise feels this is completely out of line because Alicia hasn’t worked there as long as her and Alicia is always flirting when she should be working. Cherise feels motivated to steal some money from petty cash in response.
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