Emotional threat or coercive power is potential energy.
It is a possibility, not yet a reality.
Emotional threat are warnings.
They sound like “You better do it or else…”
Emotional threat is omnipresent in all aspects of life.
It is used a lot in families, friendships, organizations, etc.
For instance a manager will threaten their employees with firing them.
Or a lover might withdraw love and sex if the requests are not met.
A friend might project and anger if their demands are not fulfilled.