When all the outlets in a power strip are filled but you desperately need an outlet
"Yo I need to charge my phone but there's no open outlets. I'm having a power struggle."
by MusiqDude April 12, 2014
Power Struggle Theory is the idea that a weakling is going to be most sensitive to a power struggle. This is akin to when a small dog barks wildly. This theory describes the behavior of young women who hunt for attention and enjoy keeping men at their fingertips. The vast majority of young women on sites such as Tinder and Facebook love to be in control of interactions with men and get off on the feeling of power they hold over them. Relinquishing such power is not in the interests of such a weakling, as then men would gain the upper hand in all areas. Such women usually have multiple “safe” beta males orbiting them. The woman gets a different type of stimulation and pleasure from each of the orbiters; also known as juggle play. A confident man does not need to engage in power struggles because he feels good about himself on his own. Most attractive young women realize the gig is up once the power struggle ends. They like to extend the struggle as long as possible to maintain their power and because of their fear a man will realize she brings less character to the table than he thought.
Guy 1: Why does she reply to only 30% of my messages? I thought women loved to get attention.
Guy 2: Not necessarily. Why do you think many women interpret your interest in them as weakness?
Guy: I don’t know. They don’t like muff munchers?
Guy 2: Power Struggle Theory in practice.
by Eric Kazinsky November 10, 2015
North/south, east/west, and revenge are a few other surface matters unrelated to politics, religion, or resources that people conceal a power struggle with.
The power struggle was said to be about equality, unity, or fairness, things that would sound good, noble, and righteous, and get more people (a wider audience or network of support) to fall in line with the agenda of a group looking to gain access or control of something.
by Solid Mantis February 3, 2021
What any struggle usually is, when you get to the bottom of it.
On the surface, it was about racism, or sexism, or homophobia (or religion, or politics), and enemies of one group or another were given to the ones the group wanted to fall in line with their agenda, but when you got past all the bullshit, it was the same kind of power struggle any other power struggle had always been.
by Solid Mantis February 3, 2021
A few more things on a list of things people might struggle over are North/South, East/West, revenge, have/have not, meek/bold, and the list goes on to about anything you can think of. People will say/do about anything to get other people to agree/compromise with them getting what they want in the end.
Of course the person or group would say the power struggle was about equality or fairness, something that sounded more noble or righteous than it really was, since all people know that life isn't really fair for anybody. They knew that as kids, before they got good at deceiving people to make money.
by Solid Mantis February 3, 2021