I enjoyed reading this article. I am very close to someone who is easily set off. The anger is rather destructive, verbally and throwing things around. I have asked and tried to learn the why’s and triggers, but because it seems that this person is easily provoked, it is hard to take her seriously. I have had to learn to ignore her and or leave the room for a moment. It is draining to be around this person who says she has been this way since birth and that she can’t stop and step back — it takes over her. It is annoying that the smallest, stupid things set her off and the energy doesn’t justify the anger and rage. All I get are excuses and since it isn’t my job to change her, I do my best to have a backup plan.