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  • Punch something (or someone)

    3 12.00%
  • Yell A LOT

    9 36.00%
  • Become pissy all day

    6 24.00%
  • Sleep

    1 4.00%
  • Drink it off

    1 4.00%
  • Get over it immediately

    9 36.00%
  • Break down into tears

    1 4.00%
  • Take it all out on the first person in the area

    2 8.00%
  • Take a walk

    8 32.00%
  • Go to your happy place

    5 20.00%
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    How Do You React To Anger?

    Im asking this out of curiosity. When I get mad, I generally mutter something under my breath and get over it. But sometimes, I become overwhelmed with anger. At that point I have to punch something, human or not. I currently have a broken bone, or at least that's what it feels like, in my hand from punching a concrete wall. But how do you react?
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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    I don't get angry very often at all.. once every few years or so... and if i'm left alone, all is well.. i'll get over it pretty quickly... 5 minutes tops

    if a dude makes me angry, and won't leave me be... chances are that there will be blood..
    if a woman makes me angry,and won't leave me be, there will be harsh words..
    if a kid makes me angry, .... nothing... I don't get angry at kids... never have.

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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    I start cussing, that's pretty much it.
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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    I don't get angry very often at all.. once every few years or so... and if i'm left alone, all is well.. i'll get over it pretty quickly... 5 minutes tops

    if a dude makes me angry, and won't leave me be... chances are that there will be blood..
    if a woman makes me angry,and won't leave me be, there will be harsh words..
    if a kid makes me angry, .... nothing... I don't get angry at kids... never have.
    That's the way I usually am. I have just had random bouts of anger lately. It actually isn't anger... It is deep frustration. Either way, I let it out and my knuckle does not like me for it
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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    I rarely get angry, and when I do I am not the sort of person to act out. I despise yelling, and violence.

    A couple times in my life, I have been pushed hard enough to really yell. But I have to be pushed really, really hard.

    I voted "take a walk," which I do. After I do that, I might go home and write what I'd like to say, then once I've gotten that out of my system I think about the real conversation I'd have with that person, which is usually several notches more placid than what I wrote.
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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I rarely get angry, and when I do I am not the sort of person to act out. I despise yelling, and violence.

    A couple times in my life, I have been pushed hard enough to really yell. But I have to be pushed really, really hard.

    I voted "take a walk." After I do that, I might go home and write what I'd like to say, then once I've gotten that out of my system I think about the real conversation I'd have with that person, which is usually several notches more placid than what I wrote.
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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    Depends.
    Sometimes I verbalize it, other times I shrug it off.

    Most of the time, I'm really even tempered.
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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    To my detriment I raise my voice (as I call it) or as other call it-- yell when I get angry. That is when it is personal, when I have an established relationship with the person I am "raising my voice" at. I have also been known to throw things, not at people but at the floor, the wall, etc...

    When it is someone I don't know I pretty much just stew for a while, grind my teeth and bulge my eyes. It is usually obvious that I am irked. I tend to show my emotions-- which can be good and bad.

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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    I rarely get angry. Then again I don't have a boss so it is rare someone pisses me off. Do know this as a fact, punching concrete is dumb. So would be trying to stop a bus with your face, and you really shouldn't need a practical exercise to figure that out. Anger vented in a unproductive direction isn't smart. If someone gets in my face to make me mad and thinks it is ok the fight is on. Most of the time I can explain the problem and all is cool, a drunk on the other hand is someone best chin checked quickly.

    One thing I have noticed is online folks get super hot over stupid crap and without the chin check option tend to wear good folks out. That basement place is a great example of where the inability to reach out and touch someone just has the train wreck go on and on.

    But hey everyone is ten feet tall and bulletproof online...

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    Re: How Do You React To Anger?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    Im asking this out of curiosity. When I get mad, I generally mutter something under my breath and get over it. But sometimes, I become overwhelmed with anger. At that point I have to punch something, human or not. I currently have a broken bone, or at least that's what it feels like, in my hand from punching a concrete wall. But how do you react?
    Depends on what, and who pissed me off, really.

    Friends pissing me off: I don't really get mad, just irritated, and I tell them to stop. They usually don't, but jokes are made, and problem regularly diffuses itself

    Some random guy pisses me off: I respond with equal douchebaggery.

    random woman pisses me off:
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    "come home early from work": I used to get mad, but now it's like "sweet, now I don't have to put up with your bull**** anymore".

    Kids piss me off: I walk away, and smoke a cigarette.

    Douchebag cuts me off in traffic: Explosive rage which rivals that of the Nordic gods of old.
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