Do you have a bad temper?

Do you have a bad temper?

Secret Pleasure Secret Pleasure
Most of the time even when I am angry I am a very calm person. How do others respond to being mad?
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I can admit that yes I do
MistressDandelion , wrmbreze , Beck , Ghost , Falsepast , Shellz31 , Iron Man , Peggi , Feisty
9  (25%)
I would say no
BlooJay , K101 , ejrbrndps , mpfm , Breas , Incendiaire , Ansley , Poophammer , wetone123 , Stinkytofu10
10  (28%)
Depends what has me mad
Vegan Silk , Zombirella , ksparkles16 , Alx , Rossie , darthkitt3n , Sohotdinosaur , Voir , js250 , corsetsaurus rex , Ms. N , CynicallyYours , dv8 , TransMarc , *Camoprincess* , DeliciousSurprise , JackRaiden
17  (47%)
Total votes: 36
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Zombirella Zombirella
It really depends. But I've learned to handle it better in different situations, like in public or in front of people I don't know or don't want them to see me REALLY mad. It took a long time to get to that point. I've also learned to ignore, just shut up, and stop and think "is this really worth getting mad over/saying something that could cause an argument".
BlooJay BlooJay
I'm pretty laid back.
K101 K101
Originally posted by Secret Pleasure
Most of the time even when I am angry I am a very calm person. How do others respond to being mad?
Not at all. In fact, I'm probably abnormally tolerant. Lol. There are specific things that people do that make me freaking crazy, (stealing from me, hurting me, etc. extreme things.) but I never just get crazed with anger. I have mood swings sometimes, which I didn't even realize were considered mood swings until it was pointed out to me. I've never had mood swings before and then now there are these moments where I'm just infuriated over something that's annoying me. Tends to happen at times when I've got a migraine and have to spend 30 minutes upside down looking for a shoe. Things like that, but the extreme frustration disappears in minutes and I'm fine. I'd say the words extreme frustration fit my moments better than anger or being temperamental. It never lasts and I'm never uncontrollably angry. I'm calm, relaxed and hate confrontation.
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I'm normally pretty even tempered but when it comes to stupid drivers that pisses me off. I tend to yell and swear in my car but it's not like the other drivers hear me lol
Alx Alx
Depends on what's upsetting me. If it's an argument about something I'm passionate about, I can get pretty, uh, fired up.
CindyH CindyH
i am pretty calm most of the time but watch out when i get mad
Ansley Ansley
Since I tend to use a lot of hyperbole when I speak/write, people often think I'm upset when I'm not. I'm just really passionate about everything I do in my life and I use words with power behind them. I blame it all on my husband and an ex-boss of mine.

My husband said to me: "Always try to get your point across using as few words as possible". In order to do this in most cases, you have to use words that negate loopholes. This comes across as forceful and condescending. I've backed off that theory with society, but I still apply it when it's just me and him talking about things.

Ex-boss said to me: "When you answer the phone, you sound like a little girl, no one knows if they're calling a business or a porn store." I'd have kicked his ass right then and there but he was family by association.

Those two things really shaped the way I communicate and I have learned that not everyone can deal with it, but I rarely get genuinely upset. If I'm annoyed by something, I express it with sarcasm.
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I like to say that being born a redhead was nature's way to warn people about my temper. Hah.
Beck Beck
I do! I get it from my father. I try to control it. I do breathing techniques.
Voir Voir
I have an awful temper but it takes a lot for me to uhh explode I guess. I usually just sit somewhere and sulk in a fit of rage rather than actually take it out on someone. When that does happen it's pretty bag usually though e_e
js250 js250
My husband has an awful temper and it doesn't take much of anything to set him off.

I am very laid back....until he starts in. Then I turn into an angry bull. My husband is the only person to ever get that reaction from me, usually I will hold it in until the anger is gone and then deal with it verbally in a reasonable manner.
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
I'm pretty chill, unless I'm trying to do something else that takes concentration at the time you're bothering me, or when I was working fast food after the 200th asshole customer/co-worker of the day. Then there's a bit of an explosion.
Falsepast Falsepast
i'm the exploding type. if anything can actually get me mad...move.
Shellz31 Shellz31
I'm like a volcano. Get me rattled enough and I'll errupt - then ya better head for safety!
Other drivers really stir me up and the road rage comes out in me.
CynicallyYours CynicallyYours
It really depends for me. I have a pretty long fuse but once I'm pissed off there will be retribution.
Iron Man Iron Man
I've got an atrociously bad temper for a lot of things. I'm especially impatient about ALL the things...
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I'm redheaded, Irish, and an acid-tongued bitch - damn right I have a temper.

For some reason, it turns guys on ... (At least until they see the body that goes with it.)
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
My temper is quite mild.
Total posts: 19
Unique posters: 19