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Settle down. Relax.
It has nothing to do with war, the army, Hitler or any of that senseless nonsense.
It is an acronym which opened a window for me to understanding someone I love better. Someone described as having an ANGRY PERSONALITY.
These, I have learned, are all emotional triggers which with the slightest nudge prompt the angry personality into “exploding” or throwing a tantrum… to use a more accurate description.
These triggers overwhelm him into losing control over the irrational impulse to hurt someone or something who at that moment might be the unfortunate one to be in the way when lightning strikes.
Yes, he should learn techniques to control his emotions and actions.
Yes, he should be in anger management.
Yes, he should be in therapy.
Yes, he should pull himself together.
Yes, I don’t have to cope with it.
But at least HALT helps to identify potential threats, to distance myself from the tantrum, not to think this is all my fault.