Do you know anyone who flies off the handle at the least little problem?
Isn’t it funny how some people seem to totally over react to the slightest comment or event, while others go on as it absolutely nothing could ever get them annoyed or worked up.
Is it all in the way we handle ourselves inwardly when things annoy us? I.e. Some might be really fuming inside but keep those emotions firmly within them while others let their emotions almost erupt out of them.
When the “red mist” descends on you, how to react? Calm and collected on the outside but mad on the inside, or mad on both the inside and outside?
Personally I know I used to suffer somewhat from the “red mist” syndrome, because when I got annoyed/angry, everyone knew it! Now I’d like to think that in most occasions although I may be mad on the inside, outwardly I try to stay calm and collected. N.B. I said “try” to stay calm and collected, I don’t always succeed!
When people “lose it”, have you noticed how all sense of reality and proportion seems to go from all these do and say. Is it any wonder that we often find those who fly off the handle at the least little thing, don’t have the respect of those around them!
Ultimately do those who lose it, achieve any more in these situations than those who stay calm? I don’t think so – those who stay calm probably get frustrated and fed up at the rant that my greet them, but that’s all. Whereas those who “lose it” are probably doing more damage to themselves on a health basis than they realise, as I can’t imagine getting worked up and angry/annoyed about things constantly does their health much good, particularly their blood pressure.
Personally I think it’s far better to try and keep your temper and calmly and sensibly debate/discuss the problem or issue, as this way everyone is more open and willing to hear each other’s viewpoint, and thus a civil conclusion is far more likely to be reached…one that all involved are happy with.