explosive personality


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explosive personality

Psychology A popular term for a personality trait characteized by abrupt 'detonations' of negative emotive forces–anger, snarling, snapping and/or violence, in response to seemingly mild external stimuli. Cf Explosive syndrome.
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The conviction was quashed and Lord Justice Kennedy ordered a retrial and said medical reports indicated he may have been suffering from an "explosive personality disorder" when he killed the 24-year-old mother of one.'
From minor differences of opinion over washing up to more serious matters such as explosive personality clashes, finding the right person to live with is a very tricky - and time-consuming - business.
Beurling's explosive personality, however, often got him in trouble with his superiors--so much so, that even with 31 confirmed aerial victories and even at the height of the war in October 1944, the Canadians allowed Beurling to "retire" from military duty.
His lack of discipline and explosive personality also frequently make him an easy target for refs.
Dugarry makes no secret of the fact that he is bringing a potentially explosive personality to St Andrew's.
Mueller's writing in the column and elsewhere had an edgy unkemptness that radiated the mellow afterburn of a once explosive personality. But if Mueller's prose was essentially and self-consciously a souvenir of her legend, enjoyment of it wasn't dependent on direct knowledge of her underground film career.
Gottfried Semper (1803-79) was regarded in his lifetime as the successor to Schinkel as Germany's greatest architect, although his explosive personality, boozing, duelling, and fornicating often led to difficulties.
The hapless Biaggini, whom the author describes as having an "unpredictable and explosive personality" (p.
Psychiatric evidence said he had an "unstable, potentially explosive personality disorder" - was convicted of murder in 1997 and jailed for life.
OK, Glenn is hardly Mr Charisma but Bob Paisley wasn't the most charismatic manager in the land and I have seen many good managers who lacked the explosive personality of legends like Sir Alex Ferguson.
IRONMAN: Mahe will beef up the Jambos' challengeHEARTS striker Stephane Adam is the first to admit his fellow Frenchman Stephane Mahe has an explosive personality.

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