Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Temper, temper

…HA got in a minor smackdown with the owner of another website and tried to be fair (don’t laugh).

…Knight-Ridder reporter Doug Wourgul helps us keep our cool with some tips.

…Hold your tongue. When you are angry, you might say anything. Don’t.

…Ask for more information. Many arguments are the result of poor communication.

…Don’t curse or insult.

…Take the high road. Apologize if you were wrong.

…Get a second opinion. Maybe you are being creepy.

…Know thyself. Be aware of the issues, which lead you to respond with anger. (One of these is being unjustly accused, HA can report.)

…Are your temporary expressions of anger worth what you could lose?

…Work it out. Go for a walk or bike ride. (HA prefers her high horse.)

…Good advice. We are all struggling out here. Some people are just so darn humorless about it.

…Enough, HA! Remember your blood pressure


Irreverent Freelancer said...

Great advice...advice that I tend not to follow. I'll have to keep some of these ideas in mind the next time my temper flares, which will likely be VERY soon! LOL

Star said...

Yeah, same...thought it was worth offering, tho...As I age, I tend to count to ten more, or wish I had!