1.22

Chapter: Laying of Plans 1.22
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Translation:

If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

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Commentary

A choleric temper is one which is easily roused. When we are emotionally roused, we think far less and so are open to simple traps.

Those who easily become angry often do this as a way of feeling powerful, yet they may have learned that this is not a guarantee of success. The bully only attacks the weakling. If you appear weak, caution is not needed and the bully will more easily emerge.