Have you got a temper?

Philippines
July 26, 2010 8:45am CST
I used to be bad tempered when I was younger. I still have those extra energy then, lol... Nowadays, no I don't waste my energy with a bad temper anymore. I need my energy to work, haha... I can remember before if someone don't believe me, I will really get mad. Now, if someone doesn't want to believe me, fine. No problem. Who cares? I think there's a lot of useful things to do than get mad, even on simple things. Have you got a temper?
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30 responses
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
26 Jul 10
Hi santosmarichris! I know I have especially when I have a project to complete at work. It's hard to be a perfectionist sometimes. It's even harder not to when the job demands. Over the years I'm glad I've managed it better than I use to. But I may be the total opposite when it comes to my kids which is not always a good thing. On the opposite I may be tough as well. Recently I got a friend's help and while walking in the park had him drilled some sense in my elder boy which otherwise would have taken my cool off. Glad it worked!
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
That's nice to hear. I know, it's different when it's already our kids cause we tend to be more emotional. Thank you for sharing. have a good day.
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Yes. LOL, I was half-tempted to leave it at "yes". Kidding aside, I admit I have a really bad temper. It was much worse when I was younger it came to a point my mom had to take me to a psychiatrist. I did grow out of it though...kinda ;) I tend to bottle it all up now...until I reach a point where I simply can't take any more and I just burst. Everyone close to me knows this, and they know better than to come near me when I'm mad.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Lol. It's better to kinda up grow it than the opposite. Thank you for sharing.
@ashton77 (292)
• India
26 Jul 10
Yes I do have temper but I know how to handle. Generally I show temper around people who are close to me because they know me perfectly well and I won't feel odd. I would never want to show my temper in front of people that I don't know but if the situation demands then I guess I would do. As far as possible I would try to avoid. I usually shoe temper by throwing things and whatever my hands gets hold of. I have changes my cell phone a number of times. I do regret but in a that moment such thinking doesn't come. Its just the feeling of blood gushing into your brains and you want to let it out and relax.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Yup, I understand you. I've thrown lots of things myself, lol. But, that was a long time ago. Now they see me as a cool person.
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
26 Jul 10
I have a bad temper but it takes alot to get it out, and everyone in the house knows if I got to that point "Don't argue!" It takes alot to get me upset. I can keep my mouth shut for a long time before I will tell anyone something. My husband used to tell me that if something made me upset to let him know because when I did go off it was bad. I found as I get older the temper is shorter than before, things like weather annoy me more than anything. I don't tolerate much like I used to before.
• Philippines
26 Jul 10
Hi! I think we're the opposite. As I matured, lol... I tend to kinda relax more.
24 Aug 10
I deeply agree with your view. I had ever been a younger of bad temper too. Every time I encountered difficulties or something bad, I cannot contral myself not to let bad emotion out. But now I think bad temper is a waste of time and energy which is not good for the developement of things, and I'd rather spend time and energy on some other important things.
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
14 Aug 10
I can have a bad temper, but it is something I am working on.
@kori8274 (201)
• Mexico
7 Aug 10
When I was a child I used to be bad tempered with my parents and sometimes with my brother, but I wasn´t with any other people like in the school or with the neighboors. When told me to do something I remember I used to do anything at all and make like if I didn´t even listened to them. At least I know that now I have changed, but I think that period was because of the little aged I was.
@clouds0327 (1390)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
I have a very bad temper and I still got it till now. I don't know how to control it sometimes because sometimes I feel like I go beyond and tend to hurt a lot of people's feelings. I feel guilty though especially when it comes to my family. I want this out of my system, but I have seen this run in the family, my mother is an example... but I don't like this. I just don't. Sometimes I feel like Im crazy..
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
28 Jul 10
I would say that there is a certain extent to which I have a bad temper. But, for the most part I would also say that I am able to keep my temper in check. In the past eight years there have only lost my temper about three times that I can think of. The first time was because the internet went out and I was really in the mood to play online. The second time was because I caught my sister-in-law in a bold faced lie and I don't deal well with liars at all. The last time was when I wanted to talk to my husband and he decided to ignore me. So with the exception of the first time, I don't feel that I lose my temper without a good reason.
@Theresaaiza (9599)
• Australia
28 Jul 10
I still have bad temper. But I think I can handle it better than before. I usually get mad when I am also starving!
27 Jul 10
I am very easy going & laid back but do have one hell of a temper but it takes a lot to wind me up then i explode.
27 Jul 10
My temper would depend on the situation, I'm a cheerful person but sometimes if somebody has gone overboard and starts abusing your kindness, then I can really show my temper. I don't care whether the person is older than me or not as long as I feel I am violated I will definitely not let it pass. The reason why I would chose to do it is because some people act callously without thinking how other people will react. That is one way that I know of letting them get a dose of their own medicine.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I use to had the same problem as you did but I haven't really gotten rid of it like you did. I still have tantrums and temper sessions from time to time but it takes more than just a little disagreement to do this.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I got bad temper to those people who are backbiters, liars and hypocrites. But sometimes I just leave them alone. Maybe they're happy if some people will be irate; I mean maybe they intended to do it just because they're happy to see people frustrated with their attitude. I just hope karma will strike them someday.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Sometimes you cant control feeling that....
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
27 Jul 10
Hi dear, Losing the temper is mostly comes with some un interrupting people only. There are occasions where we would like to do the work peacefully. Due to some kind of people around will make the things in a mess and we will get irritated. At such times, I used to move away and become out of the way. Many cases we cannot enjoy as they are getting irritated. It can be resolved by approaching differently to the same issue. Regards, Thank-s
@salonga (27838)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Anyone can be bad-tempered at any one point but I think it is not really advisable to be carried away by emotions. Anger will result into something you might just regret. You can utter words that can ruin relationship, you can do things that will harm other people and that will be a big problem. Better learn to control our temper and learn the virtue of patience.
@rose005 (254)
• India
27 Jul 10
I too have a very bad temper and I don't know how to handle this. When my temper comes it will not go until and unless I break something. Mostly I lockup myself in the bathroom the break the mirror because I get some sort of satisfaction after breaking mirror than breaking other things.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
27 Jul 10
Hi, Nice discussion... I guess everyone will have a temper on itself.It is only whether that person has a bad temper or not. For me, I might have a bad temper sometimes,not all the time. It is depend on why I got myself angry and how big is the mistake has been done. If only a small issue, of course, I won't be that angry and might forget about it after a while. If it is a big issue and have really hurt me, I might not forgive that person and hate that person too. So am I having a bad temper???
@voldrox (7205)
• India
27 Jul 10
That is nice way to take it around. I am not at all short tempered but.. i do get very angry when i get, the threshold is high so it's a rare case i get actually annoyed by someone. I have made a nuisance out of myself yelling in the public and i have to avoid getting into such situations. The thing is that when a lot of things run in my mind, it's better no one triggers it by starting to annoy me further.