Criticizing an entity is the the type of conflict where a critic produces a criticism of some entity and initiates a conflict. This occurs when the critic is not satisfied with the entity it is watching over. The entity that is being watched over is the entity being criticized which is the one that the critic's target refers to. This situation is shown in figure 5.2. These conflicts are referred to as criticism conflicts.
Figure 5.2: Criticizing an entity
The entity being criticized may be any one of the value, estimate, evaluation, criticism, or praise entities. The next level of specialization of the hierarchy differentiates conflicts into three based on the type of entity being criticized.