Seinfeld: Kramer Encourages Elaine
Psychology → Social Comparison Theory → Downward Social Comparison
Psychology → Social Comparison Theory → Upward Social Comparison
Elaine feels that she is not capable of running the catalog, but Kramer instills confidence in her to make her feel that she can run it. Their different mindsets are influenced by their basis for comparison: Kramer is dominant in karate because his class is filled with nine-year-olds, while Elaine needs to take the place of her more experienced boss.