Spoiler alert: It's not pretty.
Small children aren’t the only ones who have temper tantrums; grownups can have them, too. They might be known as meltdowns, tirades, episodes, and hissy fits but they’re still tantrums.
A tantrum is an emotional outburst and may include stubbornness, crying, screaming, digging one’s heels in, anger, and ranting. Pick any reality show and you’re sure to see an adult having a temper tantrum.
While most people shy away from completely losing their sh*t, there is a certain freedom in getting it all out and not waiting until another time to explode like a volcano.
You can be angry when you have a temper tantrum but it’s not required; some of the best come from an overwhelming sense of frustration. Even adults act out from time to time. There certainly are enough examples of adults having a temper tantrum in modern politics.
It may be a good idea to express one’s emotions but when you have a temper tantrum, it goes well beyond that. When you have a meltdown, you’re losing what control you have and it’s ultimately not good for you, nor is it good for the people who witness it.
After observing an adult temper tantrum, people may have serious reservations about doing business with you or trusting you. If you can’t control your emotions, who knows what else you’re capable of losing?
When going off on somebody, you usually don’t have the ability to wait until you’re in a more appropriate time or place and there may be unexpected collateral damage. If you lose your temper on the wrong person or at an inappropriate time, relationships can be destroyed.
If you’re hot-headed or prone to temper tantrums, it’s a good idea to get them in check. One way to motivate you to find other ways of expressing yourself is to get an idea of what your temper tantrum looks like to others. Astrology can help. It knows how each zodiac sign is likely to react when they’ve reached the end of their rope and are frustrated AF.
Here's how you get angry.
You get the prize for having a temper tantrum that's most like a child's as it's explosive, impulsive, and can seem as if it comes out of nowhere. You scream, easily exploding without considering the consequences of your actions. It's no wonder you're known as the baby of the zodiac. You can get upset over the smallest of things and rage out-of-control, and then you're quick to cool down.
You're able to hold it together for a long time while your anger slowly builds. Finally, you'll erupt like a volcano, destroying everything in sight. You're not above throwing things, punching your fist through a wall, and staying angry for a good long time. Your tantrum style is that of a bull in a china shop, only you don't just destroy breakable items — you damage everything. Stubbornness is a big part of a temper tantrum and you're known for yours.
You're unpredictable with your temper tantrums — one minute you're laughing and the next you're totally losing your sh*t. No one is safe from your meltdown especially not the target of your fury. Your most powerful weapons are your words and when you're in temper tantrum mode, you use those words to go for the kill. Normally you're charming and light, but when you get very angry, you can get mean and bring up the things you know will hurt the most.
You're also someone who'll hold things in and then just explode. You start out sulky, then passive-aggressive, and if no one has acknowledged that you're pissed, you flip out. When you're having a temper tantrum, you seem to be experiencing many different emotions at once. You rant, rage, cry, scream — all of your pent-up feelings from any time you felt wronged will come out.
Your temper tantrum is deafening because you're so loud that it comes out like a roar. You scream, fly off into a rage, and use abusive language. Like a hurt animal, you lash out at those around you in blind fury. Normally people like to be around you, but when you're in the middle of a temper tantrum, you freak people out.
Your temper tantrum is not unlike a cold war — on the surface, it may be difficult to know that you're having a tantrum. When you're pissed off, you use your talents and start to develop a logical but very critical attack. You'll find the object of your anger's soft spot and aim for that, decimating them in the process. We almost wish that you'd scream and kick somebody because your cool, collected expression of rage messes us up.
Libras hate confrontation and they hate to look bad, so your temper tantrum usually is more passive-aggressive than overtly shouting at someone. You might have a momentary lapse of decorum but it takes a lot for you to lose it. You fight to stay balanced, especially since you know you'll be judged (hate that) for any kind of episode or hissy-fit. You'll work so hard on keeping it together that you'll go all red in the face.
As a Scorpio, you try not to lose your cool, but when you do, watch out. Your temper tantrum revolves around the eyes; you glare, you seem to shoot fire from your eyes, and you don't let up with the intimidating gaze. You also express your rage with sarcasm, brutal honesty, and cutting the source of your fury to the quick. If you've sent someone into the killing fields of your rage, they're forever dead to you.
The easiest way to incite you to act out in anger and/or frustration is to tell you that you can't do something you want to do. Your temper tantrum will seemingly come out of nowhere, you'll say some mean things and then you'll just not deal with the situation and just leave. You've got better things to do than flame out.
You try to stay composed but sometimes you just can't control your anger. You'll shout, break things, and make terrible decisions in the heat of the moment. You've ended friendships, broken contracts, and even threatened breakups when you were having a temper tantrum.
You generally are calm and relaxed, but when you get to the point where you can't ignore the source of your agitation, you'll shout, scream, and walk out. Since you're not that comfortable in expressing your emotions, you'll do something worse: get in the car and drive while under the influence of your anger.
You tend to turn your temper tantrums inward. It would be OK if you used the negative emotions as inspiration for your art, but many times you just get self-destructive. Your temper tantrums always involve a lot of tears.