Some confrontation groups use strong group pressure to break down a person's defenses in order to compel "honesty." A target of such a group is sometimes referred to as "being on the hot seat." Trying to defend against interrogation but subjected to intense attack from the group, he eventually breaks under the strain of prolonged confrontation. Defenses are shattered, a flood of emotion comes forth, and the inner person is bared for the scrutiny of the group. The climate of these confrontation groups is one of invasion and exposure.