The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151268 Message #3529447
Posted By: Janie
23-Jun-13 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: Do You Ever Lose Your Temper?
Subject: RE: BS: Do You Ever Lose Your Temper?
Well, while it is doubtful anything you may have said would have challenged her to rethink her position, you have the wisdom to understand that leading with a hostile "Bullshit!" pretty much ensures no tiny seeds got planted that might eventually germinate.
It happens to all of us on occasion. When confronted with irrational emotion mind on the part of some one else, our own irrational emotion mind leaps out and grabs the steering wheel. When that happens, we usually are not responding to the immediate situation or circumstance, but rather are reacting to cumulative experience and frustration. Much more likely to occur when we are confronted unexpectedly, which is what sounds like happened with you.
If it happens a lot in this kind of situation, and it bothers you, work at learning what the emotions signal for you, and deal with that. Then you will be more likely to decide how, or even if, to respond from your wise mind. If it is a rare occurrence for you to react so strongly, forget about it. You are only human, after all.