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10 Things People with Hot Tempers Will Understand

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Since I’ve recently become a redhead, I’ve thought about the ridiculous stereotypes I’m gonna have to endure, one of them being “a hot head,” meaning gingers get angry easily. But I realized I had a hot temper long before I joined the ginger tribe:

1. We have very little patience for everything.

Whether we’re stuck in horrible traffic, waiting for our roommate to get out of the shower or waiting on line for the hottest roller coaster at Six Flags, we’re always the first one to ask someone, “What’s taking so long?”

2. If we don’t like something, we’re vocal about it.

If we hate our haircut, you’ll hear about it. We won’t necessarily yell (unless it’s warranted), but we’re going to let you know if we’re unsatisfied. Just, like, do better next time?

3. We don’t like when people are late.

We made plans for 2:30, not 2:50. It’s disrespectful to keep us waiting. Not because we’re some sort of queen of the world (even though, well, come on *wink*), but because it’s just not courteous to be 20 minutes late for a lunch date. 

4. People are a little afraid of us.

Those who know us know we’re, um, “feisty,” which we’re aware is just another word for “bitchy.” We don’t want you to be afraid, just know that if we’re hangry, there’s gonna be trouble. It’s not, like, a big deal or anything.

5. We can get violent.

If someone pisses us off or betrays our trust, we need to seriously hold back the urge to slap them right in their face. And sometimes we can’t control ourselves. So watch your back.

6. Our S.O.s tend to f*ck with us.

We can’t get mad at them. We know they’re just messing around when they hide our flat iron or flush the toilet while we’re in the shower. But they love seeing us get mad. It’s fun for them. So we try not to give them that satisfaction by getting angry.

7. We can turn anything into a weapon.

Even if it’s taking a sock and stuffing it with mini pencil sharpeners. If we get mad, get everything out of our sight — fast.

8. People tell us to handle our anger in another way.

If we had a nickel for every time someone told us we should “try yoga” or “meditate,” we’d be pretty rich people. Maybe we just like yelling? Saying “Goosfraba” isn’t going to help.

9. We’ve got the #deathstare down.

If you see this look, run far, far away. That’s how you know we’re mad. Treat it like a swarm of bees and run and jump into a fountain somewhere. That’ll make us happy again.

10. We feel a little guilty about getting so mad.

You think we like getting angry so easily? No. It sucks. It’s costed us jobs and friends. But the friends who understand us and love us are the ones that will stick by us.

 

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