Why People Resist Change

Friday, November 10th, 2006

John made a comment to my post on Pelosi and Bush: “Seeing this reminded me of the political – emotional – rational model and how easy it will be for them to stay in the first two areas and not be rational at all.”

He is referring to my model of support and resistance. In short, I believe there are three levels.

  • I don’t get it. (Level 1) – or I do understand.
  • I don’t like it. (Level 2) – or I am interested in it.
  • I don’t like you. (Level 3) – or I do have trust and confidence in you.

If you’d like to know more about the levels, you can read my article Why Resistance Matters.  https://www.beyondresistance.com/htm/popups/why.html