One of the subjects we discussed on Woman's Hour this morning was whether having a temper can be a good thing. Apparently some new study from Harvard says that showing your anger at work can help further your career.
I reckon you can divide people into door slammers and sulkers. I am very much in the first category. I know I have a tendency to lose my temper volcanically but within thirty seconds I am back to normal. Experience shows me that many people find difficulty coping with this. If they have a row about something with someone most people harbour a grudge until at least the next day. I rarely do. For me it's over quickly, done and dusted, let's move on.
Anger at work is, in my view, more destructive than constructive. However, there's a delicate balance to be struck between showing emotion and being intimidating. Few people get it right.
Election campaigns bring out the worst in people and I defy any candidate or agent to get through a campaign without toys being thrown out of prams. The key is never to let it show with campaign volunteers.
UPDATE: Listen to the discussion HERE - scroll in 27 mins. (We also talk about Twitter and extremism)