Mighty Life List
Dec 12 2012

Anger Management

-What are you like when you’re furious?
-I’m rarely angry.
-But when you are?
-I’ll snap at you, and then I feel bad for having done. You?
-It takes a lot for me to get mad, but I go silent and blank. You could pass me in a 5-inch-wide hallway and we wouldn’t touch.
-Oh yes. That would hurt me.

(Photo via Jaime F)

7 Responses to “Anger Management”

  • Rina Says:

    Yup, that’s my super-power. When I cut you off, we are D.O.N.E. And in that 5-inch hallway, I won’t see you either…Not proud of the ability, nor do I celebrate it in any way, it’s just the way I’m wired.

  • kare' Says:

    I’m COLD as ice, baby.

  • Danna Says:

    It takes a lot to get me to furious. My anger management strategy is that when I am furious, I retreat, (and obsess every little detail of the problem). I try to stay cordial if it’s necessary to interact, and this may be interpreted as cool, but it’s the best I can do until I calm down and get a little perspective. It depends on the situation, but if I feel betrayed or deeply hurt by someone I trust and care about, there is almost no way back to where we were before. Even though I hardly ever follow this advice, I always think of the quote, “When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”

  • Victoria Says:

    Takes a lot to get me furious but when I reach that point I can hold onto my anger for a long time…especially if I don’t receive an apology when I feel one is due. I have to hear the words or the actions mean nothing. Funny how powerful “words” can be, they have the power to hurt or heal. :)

  • Sheri Bheri Says:

    If I’m yelling, I haven’t gotten to “furious” yet, and you don’t have to worry. But when I start talking through clenched teeth? You’d better sit up straight and listen! I also have really scary Angry Eyes, to the point that I have to be careful with them. My daughter is very sensitive and, in real life!, too harsh of a look can devastate her.

  • Fatemeh Says:

    The worst is when the cold fury is directed at someone, but only because they’re the only one in sight.

    I can go cold because I’m scared or hurt or frustrated due to circumstances that are in absolutely NO ONE’s control. Working my ass off to fix this.

  • Crystal Says:

    When annoyed (or tired)I get snippy. When truly angry, I shut down. On the very, very few occassions in my adult life that I’ve been enraged, I have thrown things without even reaizing they were leaving my hand. In the immediate aftermath I was shocked that I had done it. Then when it sunk in I was scared because I glimpsed that part of my father that I have distanced myself from him over in me. But I am stronger than he is and I control my anger rather than being controlled by it.