Do you break things when you are angry?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
June 17, 2008 10:37am CST
We have a new hole in the wall at work. One of my co-workers has a temper by the looks. My friend says when her and her husband fight they throw things and break things. I wonder to myself what could possibly make one so mad they would break things? I am an anti-breaker, how about you?
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• Philippines
17 Jun 08
I am an anti-breaker too. I am not an incredible hulk but i sure can be the worst enemy you'll ever have when you make me angry.(^^,)
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I find that words can hurt way more than physical violence.
• Philippines
17 Jun 08
Not really, i am more of the "at peace type" But when worse comes to worst especially when someone that i love is getting hurt, then they better watch out.(^^,)
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
20 Jun 08
When adults throw things when they're angry then they have a serious mental problem. It's NOT normal. They need some counseling to learn how to deal with their anger.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
20 Jun 08
I agree. I was, however a little impressed that my co-worker admitted to his hole, that is one step up...
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
18 Jun 08
Hello whywiki, I am an anti-breaker too. But sometimes, whenever I feel very very depressed, I will lose my temper and start to throw things around me. But again, it is a very rare occasion that I can count with my fingers.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I have to admit that at times I have gotten so mad that I have broken things and it pissed me off! I don't get that mad often but when I do...
• United States
18 Jun 08
I used to smash my stuff when I was in a rage over boyfriend sh!t. One time I slammed the tv off the shelf it was on and broke my favorite record besides. Plus the window. I've had a lot of boyfriends that broke out windows and punched holes in walls too. I am so glad those days are behind me!
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
I had boyfriends like that too, what wastes of skin...
@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
17 Jun 08
My client told me that if something breaks, to not worry about it, that she knows I didn't do it deliberately. I said that I don't like to break things, but if I do it deliberately, she'll know all about it.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
18 Jun 08
Yep if I was to break something deliberately in the heat of the moment for sure my hubby would be aware of it!
• United States
17 Jun 08
Whywiki when I was younger I was likely to pick up the nearest thing to me and give it a throw at the persons head I was yelling at. i think mine is from growing up with 2 bothers. I do not do it to often anymore and if I do throw something it is a pillow or something non breakable.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I admit that more than once growing up I may have thrown a thing or two at my siblings...but they deserved it!
@queenofarms (1665)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I don't throw or break things when I am angry. I feel if I break something I will have to replace it. But I have thought about it but the having to replace it always stops me....lol
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I have had thoughts of throwing in the past but my cheapness stops me I think. Why ruin something good?
• United States
17 Jun 08
Unfortunately for me, I have broken things in the midst of anger. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people hang up the phone in my ear (mainly during an argument). I broke a phone behind that once.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
That pis#ses me off too. I have slammed a few phones into remission in my life I have to admit.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
17 Jun 08
Not me, I don't want to break my valuables when I'm angry. But I have a friend who did. when she and her husband had an argument, and she wants that her husband should listen to her, she will throw everything that are breakable that she could see just to let her husband keep quiet. she told me that her husband would usually get nervous when she is doing this. But then, the valuables things are not suppose to be damaged by that nonsense idea. Maybe there is another way of solving the problem. I don't want to do that no matter how angry I am.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I don't see the point in breaking my things in anger either. I like my things and paid good money for them. It is one of those things I just don't understand.
• United States
17 Jun 08
I'm shocked that your coworker was allowed to engage in such behavior. I can't see that being acceptable in a workplace situation. I can understand wanting to break something, but I limit myself to slamming doors and stomping. If I ever gave in to the urge to do more than that, I'd probably see about getting therapy or counseling to help me deal with my anger. That amount of anger can't be healthy for you, in general, and I'd fear that it could get out of control and actually do damage to more than things. I'm too 'sensitive' to tolerate yelling and screaming, though.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
A lot of stuff that goes on in this office would shock a lot of people! I am a slammer and stomper too. I think violence is over the top.
• India
22 Jun 08
i broke my chair once when i was very very upset..i still feel ashamed of it..never done it again