'''Tsuntsun strategies vary greatly...'''

# '''[[{{Kuudere}} The Cold Shoulder]]:''' In employing this tactic, the tsundere resolves to not give the man in question the time of day. If she does talk to him, responses will be monosyllabic. Pointedly ignoring him in conversation and disdainful looks round out the total freeze that she will lay on the hapless fellow. Example of a tsundere who favors this tactic: ''{{Genshiken}}'''s Chika Ogiue. If the Tsundere uses these tactics exclusively, she might be labeled a {{Kuudere}} ("cool-dere").
# '''[[{{Domestic Abuse}} The Violent Approach]]:''' Things get physical, [[AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale and not in the good way]]. The tsundere, in a bad mood by this point, will punctuate verbal abuse with plenty of good old fashioned violence. [[GroinAttack Kicks]], [[MegatonPunch punches]], [[ArmorPiercingSlap slaps]], and [[PervertRevengeMode other painful forms]] of [[UnprovokedPervertPayback beatdown will follow]]. Heaven help you if she's got a [[PaperFanOfDoom Paper Fan]] or a HyperspaceMallet; the most swashbuckling ones may even wield a [[WhipItGood whip]]. Example of a tsundere who favors this tactic: ''[[RanmaOneHalf Ranma 1/2]]'''s Akane Tendo. This is known as "thugdere" if violence is dished out routinely, rather than saved for bad moods; a young girl pulling hair and wrestling because [[NoSocialSkills she has yet to figure out non-violent ways of expressing affection]] would count.
# '''[[IShallTauntYou The Taunt]]:''' Not as common a tactic, but effective in its own right, is for the tsundere to constantly belittle the love interest with insults and putdowns. Favorite expressions include "{{Baka}}!", and "Urusai!" ("Shut up!"). A Tsundere who knows the guy's point of pride will not hesitate to insult him on that account, and when this tactic is employed nothing the guy can do will be good enough to impress her. If they have BelligerentSexualTension, VolleyingInsults often occur. This kind of tsundere might be vulnerable to a ShutUpKiss. If she [[AfterActionPatchup ever treats his injuries]], she berates him for acquiring them, or jeers at him for pained reactions -- often to not-gentle treatment. Example of a tsundere who favors this tactic: ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'''s Asuka Langley Soryuu. If the belittling is limited to [[DeadpanSnarker witty snark]] without blatant insults, then she might be included in the {{Kuudere}} subtype.
# '''Tyrannical Rule:''' While the above three forms of hostile behavior can be the result of anything, from NoSocialSkills, to awkwardly expressed emotions, sometimes it's made clear that they are just a bossy type of person, who likes to ''dominate'' their partner, like a slave-owner. A common trait among {{Shana Clone}}s.
# '''All Of The Above:''' The tsundere's reactions will ''heavily'' depend on the situation she and the guy are placed in. Example of a tsundere who demonstrates this: ''KimagureOrangeRoad'''s Madoka Ayukawa.

'''...as do deredere strategies:'''

# '''The Un-giver:''' [[ThroughHisStomach Giving Valentine's Chocolate to her love interest]], [[ThinkNothingOfIt usually with an excuse]] ("I felt sorry for you"), as well as other gifts that might have romantic undertones. Example of a Tsundere who favors this tactic: Chiharu Mihara from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', England from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia''.
# '''The Helper:''' Helping him with his chores. [[ThroughHisStomach Cooking for him]] is a favorite tactic -- even if she won't admit to it. Examples of Tsunderes who favor this tactic: Takako Ayase (''MidoriDays'', cooking) and Shinichi Chiaki (''NodameCantabile'', cleaning).
# '''The Trainer:''' Beating him in a session of TrainingFromHell or helping him out to beat an enemy in combat. Example of a Tsundere who favors this tactic: Evangeline A. K. [=McDowell=] from ''MahouSenseiNegima''.
# '''The Defender:''' [[{{Protectorate}} Protecting a love interest or friend]] from bullying, often claiming "IWasJustPassingThrough!". Example of a Tsundere who favors this tactic: Tatsuki Arisawa from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
# '''The Nurse:''' [[UnbrokenVigil Sitting by]] the [[LoveInterest love interest's]] bedside if he falls sick or has an accident, double points if she [[SleepCute falls asleep next to him]].\\
AfterActionPatchup also affords a chance to show her tender side by nursing, though it may be peppered with ''tsun'' taunts about acquiring the injuries in the first place.
# '''The Advisor:''' Listening to his non-romantic woes once in a while and helping him out with them, especially if the guy is BookDumb and the Tsundere helps him with schoolwork. Example of a Tsundere who favors this tactic: Madoka Ayukawa from ''KimagureOrangeRoad''.

The ''deredere'' moments vary from one Tsundere to another. With Type A Tsundere, they tend to be more [[IndyPloy spontaneous]], whereas Type B Tsundere usually [[ASimplePlan plan out]] the ''deredere'' moments only for [[HilarityEnsues everything to go wrong]].

A Tsundere's attractiveness is two-fold: on the one hand, she is an [[PluckyGirl independent, strong-willed girl]], determined to do everything well. On the other, she has major [[{{Moe}} endearing traits]] such as awkwardness with relationships (particularly romantic relationships) or {{tomboy}}ish tendencies, which she perceives as "weakness". However, where another girl would start {{wangst}}ing about these, a Tsundere just blushes and [[JerkassFacade covers them up with aggressive attitude]]. Furthermore, she's much less likely to suffer from {{Chickification}}, since her less-than-doting personality facet ''is'' her major appeal. For Type A, it's assumed that she only acts mean to hide her good heart or deal with romantic attraction. For Type B, her hidden tsuntsun side shows that she's more than just [[TheChick the sweet girl]].

Most Tsundere deny their behavior, although a few glory in it. Type B Tsundere in particular often aspire to become a YamatoNadeshiko, perhaps following the example of an older sister or her mother. When she fails in these attempts (usually directed at her LoveInterest) expect her to either release her tsuntsun half on a convenient target (again, usually her LoveInterest), or to show off her deredere half by [[CryCute breaking down and crying]] (often in the LoveInterest's arms). The loss of her LoveInterest is a common method for changing a Tsundere into a YamatoNadeshiko. If her {{Tsundere}} personality re-emerges, it's probably a sign that she's learned to love again.

Voice actresses who [[PigeonholedVoiceActor often portray]] Tsundere roles include Creator/RieKugimiya, Creator/KateHiggins and Creator/SatsukiYukino. For the male actor, it's Creator/NoriakiSugiyama.
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