Shaking with rage, and with a lot of other stuff too
September 7, 2007 1:53 PM Subscribe
When I need to stand up for myself or interact with someone I despise, I often find myself literally shaking a little. Or a lot, actually. My new job involves a lot of this (often on others' behalf), so I'd like to control it.
posted by anonymous to Society & Culture (21 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I guess I'm talking about "shaking with rage." In my case, at least, it's more of a pronounced shiver. It's not like I have some kind of anger management issue, though; it most often happens when I'm in a verbal arguement (although it increases if that arguement begins to devolve into a shouting match). This is even if I've expected the confrontation and prepared a few arguments in my head. When it happens for more than a minute or so, it can begin to actually make my voice waver. At any rate, it's embarrassing.
I guess it happens to me in other stressful situations from time to time, because strangely I can remember shivering a lot on the night I met my girlfriend...
Anyway, how do I stop this, and if I can't, then how do I manage it?