I swear a lot more in traffic than I do elsewhere. I regularly have critical thoughts about other drivers. There are few things that make me madder than a driver in a parking lot who tries to steal the stall I've been waiting for. I fantasize about using guns or blowing up cars who get in my way. It's just a harmless way of venting, letting off steam. I'm ordinarily not a hostile person, but when drivers do something really stupid, I blow my stack, and rightly so. It's good to get your anger out because there are violent feelings inside all of us that naturally come out under stressful situation. When I'm upset for some reason, it's such a relief to stomp on the gas pedal. I'm proud of being a road warrior, making my own rules on the highway. In crosswalks, pedestrians shouldn't have the right to walk slowly when cars are waiting. Pushy drivers make me nervous so I bad mouth them to make myself feel better. I tailgate whenever someone drives too slow. I try to get to my destination in the shortest time possible or else it doesn't feel right. If I stopped driving aggressively others would take advantage of my passivity. I feel a sense of loss when someone beats me to the traffic light. I feel gratified by the sense of power and competition I experience while driving. I become more hostile when I drive through certain sections. Once in a while I get so frustrated in traffic that I begin to drive somewhat recklessly. Some drivers make me feel that I'm expected to break the speed limit, so I do. Sometimes I feel that I'm holding up traffic so I start driving faster than I feel comfortable. I would feel embarrassed to get stuck behind a large vehicle on a steep road.
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