The third animal of the Chinese zodiac is the Tiger. Tigers are regarded as having strength of character which helps them to handle adversity.
It is not difficult to see why being like a Tiger could assist parties in conflict. Parties can readily identify the costs in time and money which are consumed by being in conflict. However, parties rarely identify the other costs of the conflict: emotional and psychological burden; inability to focus on their business; negative impact on health; negative impact on family; etc.
Parties need to find ways to help them cope with being in conflict. I have seen parties use many means of handling the stress:
All of these are ways to help handle adversity and can provide parties with the boost they need to be able to manage their dispute. At the end of the day, whatever helps a party to stay focused and clear-headed is beneficial. The ability to handle adversity sometimes means knowing when to ask for help and being brave enough to ask.