Have you ever experienced a situation where someone told you not to do something - and in fact they actually prevented you from doing it. And the more tension that built up, and the more that you tried not to do it and the more that they prevented you from doing it - the more you wanted to do it.
Until - suddenly you were let loose and then BOOM! you did it right then and there.
Well you experienced "The pendulum effect".
This is similar to "The Shadow" concept. The more extreme you go to one side of behavior, the more extreme the opposite behavior will be when the "Pendulum swings".
In fact, if you notice extremes of any kind of behavior in the people that you interact with, then realize that at some point or in some way, they will be swinging back to the opposite side -and it will be just as extreme.
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