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Do you have good impulse control?

When you watch t.v. do you sometimes want to smash the screen in?

I have impulse control issues. I have never acted on them for the most part, but in my mind's eye, there have been times when I have thought about throwing my cell phone off a cliff into the mighty river below.

I have seen others who lack this CONTROL. I see it all the time when they report somebody ran another person off the freeway.

Anger Management

We all get angry for one or more reasons.

Sometimes I think it is better to vent than to get an ulcer by worrying or stewing in your own juices so to speak.

We always say things that we do not necessarily mean at the time but impulse control forgets to kick in so we kick in the t.v. set.

Witnessing Angry Outbursts

Television is the gateway to hell. It is the place where everyone goes. It is where the line is drawn in human acts that are aggressive and hostile. The dark web is another.

I have seen it all. But when you see it up front and personal it leaves a lasting impression on me.

I have seen people who have come home from work after having a bad day, almost getting fired for an outburst with a co-worker or worse, with the boss man!

They grab a brew, drink it down, have a smoke then have another brew. After a while of being quiet, you get the full story. "That dam jerk had quite some nerve." your friend says as you stand back to give him some room. The story continues to unfold and by the time he has had his 5th beer, he is getting a bit more calm. You feel his pain. You know what he's saying. You can relate.

But venting is a way of letting off some steam. It is a natural coping mechanism. We all have our good and bad days. If we can find ways of venting that doesn't make us want to do something we might later regret and act on, that is, ways to cope with a bad day, we are better for it.

When a friend says, "Alright you need to chill." This just makes me more angry and I vent a little louder. I know darn well that even my best friend gets angry at times and he should of all people understand my reflection.

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MegL wrote on April 6, 2016, 3:06 AM

Yes, people have different coping mechanisms and the incident in work may have started somewhere else, back on the freeway or at home!

lookatdesktop wrote on April 6, 2016, 9:52 AM

That is a clear observation to make. Sometimes we have issues outside the work place and bring in our attitude to work.