This manual is designed for anyone who lives with, works with, or deals with emotionally explosive people. The personalities described as "Walking Time Bombs" react to stress with emotional explosions into anger, sadness or fear. Albert J. Bernstein examines how to cope with these people, offering strategies for dealing with all types of emotional outbursts and over-reactions. He distinguishes between "hot anger", which involves anger that explodes into any form of violence, including everything from verbal outbursts to bodily harm, and "cold anger", which involves explosions into withdrawal, rejection and disapproval. The volume also discusses how to predict violence, and where and when to get help.