AGITATION is the art of challenging a person to be true to their values, true to self, and to act on those values out of their own self-interest. It is the art of pointing out the contradictions between what a person professes and how she or he acts. TENSION is what is created through the proper application of AGITATION. The Agitator seeks to engender what psychologists call COGNITIVE DISSONANCE to create an opportunity for a choice to move in a different direction. The opportunity for AGITATION is only created when there is RELATIONSHIP. Agitation without a relationship is merely irritation not agitation. Do I love you enough to get to know you and find out what is the secret passion inside your heart? Do you love me enough to do the same? Agitation is a courageous action that risks real relationships by creating tension where new behaviors can be explored.