Let’s face it, some people have a violent streak and would reach for a bottle, chair, glass cup or any other item that they can throw at you when they get mad – you do not want to get into a fight with a violent person.
If you find yourself in an argument with a hot tempered person, here are top tips to help you resolve conflicts quickly:
When you notice that the person is shouting and getting all worked up, you should ensure that you remain as calm as you possibly can. When you are calm, this will also make the other person stop yelling and bring his or her voice down.
Do Not Yell – You will Only Be Adding Fuel to Fire!
Yelling back at a hot tempered person is just what they need to carrying on with their ranting. A hot tempered person just loves to talk and would want to ensure that they out-shout you. In order to diffuse the situation, do not yell! If you must speak, you need to speak calmly. Because the person does not want to be seen as the “yelling one” he or she might lower their voice and may want to reason with you. Most times, yelling back will also give a hot tempered person the chance to get all riled up and ready to explode. Just ensure that you duck when they reach for any object that they can throw at you or at the wall.
If you notice that the person’s violent tendency is going on full gear, you should immediately excuse yourself. There are many cases of people who felt that walking away will make them seem weak; but they ended up badly injured or worse still; dead! There is no point trying to reason with someone who is acting like a crazy person. Your safety is of the utmost importance; so ensure that you take your leave when you notice that the person is beginning to “lose it”.
You need to remember that not every person will behave “normally” or the way that you expect them to behave. So, if you get into an argument with an unreasonable person, do the smart thing – do not encourage them.