Guys. I have come up on a couple of situations that are not consistant and I am looking for some explainations as to why and if there is a trigger switch that can be always turned to deal with tough situations. Please be patient with the write up.
To start I am a mature family man. I am also educated professional that had a good up bringing. I bring this up because, switched on guys seem to come from trouble backgrounds. Like many males, over the years I have had situations (road rage or the like) that I have been a part of. Some times these situations have turned into fights and others are no more than a shouting match. I have very good disposition but I do have a temper too and I believe that is what gets me into more situation that most. I am fit but I am not an imposing figure as I am 5'6"
I find that I can be the first person instigate. If someones cut me off, I will honk and if they finger me then the shit starts. I will be the first person to get out of the car but will not get physical unless the other swings first.
Then there are the guys that seem to have the capability to "switch on demand." For example, years ago. i was at a stoplight and a jeep came up behind me and lightly bumped into me. I got out of the car to see if there was any damage. There was none but i said to watch it. The other driver was a weight lifter type guy and starting shouting out " get back in your car before I kick the shit out of you." Which I did and drove off.
Now you maybe thing that it because he is taller and bigger that I was scared. That maybe true. But that doesn't explain why another incident, the opponent was just as big but I went after him. (He spat at me to start it)
I guess what I am trying to figure out is, why this is? The most obvious is to not get roused over things, which maybe the solution. But inevitibily, if the situation starts I want to be able to address it.
I am not sure of the outcome of this ask of you all, but thanks for listening