The concept is that we react very differently at the three degrees of conflict resolution. Most people exhibit very clear signals as they progress through failed conflict resolution. You need to be very knowledgeable as to what counter-position you wish to take at those various degrees. Similarly, you need to decide whether it is smart to continue to engage. As with every conflict resolutions there are always two variations on a theme that exhibit and are dictated by the very counter decisions we take.
Life@42 Don???t Piss Me Off!!! Zone 1: ???You are starting to bother me.???
Life@42 Don???t Piss Me Off!!! Zone 2: ???You are REALLY bothering me.???
Life@42 Don???t Piss Me Off!!! Zone 3: ???I???ve had enough and I???m going to do something about it.???