How to deal with a short tempered person?
This quarantine period is testing us in many ways. While previously we could excuse ourselves from potentially toxic situations, now we are having to stay put and patient in the exact same place, with or without the toxicity. One of the most difficult things is having to live with a person who is short-tempered. So, while previously you didn’t have to spend every waking hour with them, now you may be interacting with them 24×7. As such, it is important to know ways in which you should deal with them.
@srabanti When they are lashing out, do not engage with them. If you react, things can turn ugly. Instead, keep your calm and let things settle on their own. When the other person is done with their outburst, they are likely to realise their mistake, their overreaction, and apologise on their own. Till then, take a step back. You are a human being, too, and are allowed to lose your cool. But, not when someone is already aboard the rage train. This is not to say that you are not allowed to express yourself, but do so when the waters are calmer and the storm has passed. If you retaliate, or respond in an equally nasty manner, the situation may worsen. So stay as patient as you possibly can.