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Short Fuse Exploder™

We are talking here about someone who gets angry. It's been a very useful tool of Elevanto over the years. Therefore picking anger, linking it to the pattern and imposing correctly is critical.

Experience indicates that the anger theory shown below is not often seen in practice!.


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Conducted and Composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update 22 August, 2018

1 - Director - ESTJ

Anger action: Bark!

Impatiently barks orders at others and shames them for their way of doing things.

Anger theory (rare): Consider others!

Considers how their reaction to a stressful situation may impact their relationship with those around them and come up with a more effective measure of communicating when under stress. Editor: May work only if Elevanto trained.


2 - Developer - ENTJ

Anger action: Take them on!

Turns cold and calculating, then takes down the opposing party’s argument with a single well-timed phrase or action that gets the Developer their way. (See also Bully Boy Tick Tacks™)

Anger theory (rare): Withdraw!

Withdraws to process their feelings on the conflict rather than immediately strategising a way to ‘win’ it. Editor: Fat chance of this happening. Zero.


3 - Results - ESTP

Anger action: Loses it completely!

Feels an intense physical reaction and lets it out by confronting others and/or punching/smashing an inanimate object.

Anger theory (rare): Step Back!

Finds a constructive release for their physical energy (e.g. exercising or meditating) so that they can take a step back from their anger and focus on the problem itself. Editor: If you think this may happen, you may well be entering dreamland.


4 - Inspirational - ENTP

Anger action: Attack!

Attacks the other person’s deepest weaknesses and insecurities, either through a series of subtle insults or all at once in a fit of blind rage.

Anger theory (rare): Concede fault!

Considers what role they played in the situation and then explain their point of view to the opposing party and ask for theirs. Editor: You will find it rare for fault to be admitted.


"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."

Mahatma Gandhi, Leader India's independence movement against British rule. (Investigator)

5 - Persuader - ENFJ

Anger action: Name Caller!

If slightly angered, retreats to analyze the situation. If greatly angered, attacks the opposing party with cruel personal truths about him or her.

Anger theory (rare): Keep Open Mind!

Recognises the subjective nature of their anger and keep an open mind to the opposite party’s point of view while discussing the issue. Editor: Maybe.


6 - Appraiser - ESFJ

Anger action: Forgives!

Forgives the indiscretion in the moment but then never, ever forgets about it.

Anger theory (rare): Move On!

Learns to process feelings of hurt and betrayal as they occur, in order to let them go and move on from past hurts. Editor: Likely.


7 - Promoter - ENFP

Anger action: Assassinates Character!

Attempts to look at things from the other person’s point of view and if it is not what the Promoter would do, shames the other person for their way of handling the situation.

Anger theory (rare): Consider alternate view!

Asks the other person to explain their side of the situation and try to understand the intent behind their actions. Editor: Fat chance of this happening. Zero.


"You must never be satisfied with losing. You must get angry, terribly angry, about losing. But the mark of the good loser is that he takes his anger out on himself and not his victorious opponents or on his teammates."

Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States. (Developer)

8 - Counselor - ESFP

Anger action: Makes a scene!

Yells, cries and makes a scene – and then de-escalates quickly and apologizes.

Anger theory (rare): Apologise!

Takes a moment to consider how they ought to best communicate their point of view – and then calmly let the opposing party know that their feelings have been hurt. Editor: Likely.


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9 - Specialist - ISFP

Anger action: Does not let on!

Holds in their anger and avoids the person they’re mad at, possibly for the rest of their lives.

Anger theory (rare): Explain!

Explains to the opposing party why their feelings were hurt and then ask to hear their side of the situation. Editor: Unlikely, especially if the other person is High D.


10 - Investigator - INFJ

Anger action: Undermine!

If slightly angered, retreats and ices out the opposing party. If deeply angered (rare), will use every one of the other person’s weaknesses against them until they have completely psychologically undermined them.

Anger theory (rare): Communicate!

Communicates openly with the person they are angry with in order to find a solution, rather than letting it reach a breaking point. Editor: Likely.


11 - Agent - INFP

Anger action: Backs Off!

Retreats to analyze the situation and determine whether or not they are overreacting. May give the silent treatment to the person they are upset with in the meantime.

Anger theory (rare): Acknowledges hurt feelings!

Before retreating, tells the person they are upset with that their feelings have been hurt and that they require some alone time to process the situation. Editor: Would be very risky if the other person is High D.


12 - Achiever - ISTP

Anger action: Ignores!

Ignores the actual person they are mad at and engages in a sensory experience that takes their mind off the issue by drinking, fighting, exercising etc..

Anger theory (rare): Go for a run!

Finds a healthy physical outlet for their anger (e.g. exercise) and then finds a solution to the problem that initially angered them. Editor: Somewhat likely.


13 - Practitioner - ISFJ

Anger action: Long Term Response!

Holds their anger in, convincing themselves that they can just get over it, but then lets it out subtly, in passive-aggressive bouts.

Anger theory (rare): Try to fix it!

Communicates their hurt to the opposite party and brainstorm ways to avoid repeating it in the future. Editor: Possible.


I am angry.
Figure #12. Enough said.

14 - Objective Thinker - ISTJ

Anger action: Two Pronged Attack!

Oscillates between ignoring the person they are angry with and directing subtle yet cruel/belittling comments their way.

Anger theory (rare): Reconciliation!

Asks the person they are upset with to explain their point of view – and then share their own in a non-confrontational manner. Editor: Likely.


15 - Perfectionist - INTP

Anger action: Long Term Project!

Ignores their anger for years at a time until they eventually snap unexpectedly and spew sarcastic and disrespectful insults about the opposing party’s intelligence.

Anger theory (rare): Let it go!

Takes note of when and why they are feeling angry, rather than pushing it down, in order to avoid outbursts. Editor: Likely.


16 - Enhancer - INTJ

Anger action: Let them go!

Decides the person they are mad at is incompetent and ices them out.

Anger theory (rare): Hear the other side!

Lets the other person know that they have upset them but that they would like to hear their side of the situation and to determine a solution to the conflict. Editor: Personally, I have not done this in over five decades.


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