TRIZ is a toolkit of creative problem-solving concepts and methods based on the study of patents. One TRIZ principle is the asymmetry principle, which posits that solutions to problems are more likely to be found by examining situations that are unequal or imbalanced in some way. TRIZ practitioners use this principle to look for ways to redress imbalances in order to achieve a desired goal. For instance, in the case of an imbalance of power, TRIZ would suggest looking for ways to empower the weaker party so that they can better resist the stronger party's dominance. The TRIZ asymmetry principle thus provides a framework for thinking about solutions to problems of inequality and unevenness.