How long do you wait before your temper flies?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Chelle-Lee:  I rarely totally flip out – sometimes I get really frustrated and need to take a break though! 

I’m lucky that the people I surround myself with respond better to rational explaination than hysteria.

Post # 4
3994 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t think I’ve ever really flipped. I have levels though. My husband usually knows when I’m serious early though. I don’t scream or fly off the handle, but if I don’t stop for a minute (usually while asking him why he can’t just take the trash out of the can before it overflows, or put dishes in the dishwasher that’s empty) he realizes it is really bugging me. Now, I’m a teacher as well and teach 9th grade English. I did the “yelling” (trying to yell over them) when I student taught and you quickly learn that doesn’t work. Since then, I never yell, but my tone and volume (slightly) increase. Screaming doesn’t work and usually makes the situation worse. When my students are not paying attention, being disrespectful, etc. my tone will become much sharper and clipped and my volume will be elevated. Then I keep the same tone, but lower the volume quickly. They will shut down (I think like anyone really does) if it stays too loud for long. Being severe in tone and quiet is actually really uncomfortable…my mom can do this incredibly well and let’s just say, shit got done when we were kids.

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