So…how do you react when you’re angry? I’m not talking about world issues or injustices. I mean angry. Blinking mad at someone else. There are so many reactions. I’d like to know yours. Tell me about it.
It takes a lot to make me angry. I can take the same thing over and over and over again. I blow it off. I continue to be nice. Perhaps it was a one time deal. There’s no need to make a state case over something incidental. Brushing off the irritation is logical. I tend down that path.
However, niceness, like most things, wears off if the same irritation continues. Eventually, I get to the point where I have no reaction other than snarkiness. WARNING! DANGER AHEAD! And I feel this rage built up inside me. It’s either blow up—and trust me when I blow, it’s ugly—or I withdraw from the game. I just stop playing.
The silence of my anger can be deafening. Ironically, those who have garnered it are so busy continuing what ticked me off, that they don’t even notice. That doesn’t bother me because I’m not wasting my energy anymore. I move on to something else.
Why do I mention this? It’s happened again. I reached my breaking point. Done. End game. I’m an analyzer. And it led me to question. Do I always do this? Yes. Often. Well, not often. Just when I get uber ticked which really isn’t often since I’m fairly even-keeled. But it made me wonder what other people’s M.O. for anger is. So tell me about it. How do you react?