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Have you ever acted violently towards someone?

  • Yes

    Votes: 31 79.5%
  • No

    Votes: 8 20.5%
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Snowboy's thread got me thinking - how many of us have acted violently towards another person, with the purpose of inflicting pain on them?<br><br>
Has it happened more than once? What age were you? Do you regret it? If you haven't done this, do you think there is a point/situation that would push you to act violently?<br><br>
Feel free to comment on your experience, however the poll is anonymous.
 

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No, but I've been slammed in a car door and beaten with a broom handle. Who knew I was that irritating?
 

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I threw my keys at DH once when we were dating. I threw them at his feet, and missed, but man...I still feel the sting of such a stupid thing to do...
 

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Besides any picking on or random hitting that my brother and I did to each other when we were little I can only think of one instance where I was provoked to do "harm" another person. I was 14 and this girl in my class in HS would constantly walk by and tug my hair. Finally one day after she did it I grab a big handful of her hair and tugged back. I was completely appalled with myself that I did that, but she never did it again. Now I wouldn't have the balls to do anything like that.
 

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I've been angry enough to punch things and throw things, but I don't recall ever punching a person or throwing something at a person. So, I guess no.
 

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12th grade. A boy, about my size was picking on a girl (again) who was a freshman. Probably 5 feet tall and 90 pounds and a personality to match. Very shy, introverted. I finally had enough, grabbed him by the throat and put him up against the lockers and told him he'd better not mess with her again. He didn't.<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> No, it didn't bother me. I'd do it again.
 

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Oh yeah, that reminds me! This once when I was, like, 22, I walked out of a bar drunk and very angry after watching the woman I had been dating start totally coming on to another woman. And then, I punched a mail box. That was really stupid, and I'm lucky I didn't break anything. But my hand was sore and bruised for a couple of weeks.<br><br>
For years, whenever I'd walk by that particular mailbox, I would smile ruefully.
 

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When I was 20, I was at a Knights of Columbus dance in Piqua, Kansas. There was a guy there who kept asking me to dance, and finally I dance with him. His girlfriend came after me on the dance floor while we were dancing, started calling me names, all of which were inaccurate (whore, slut, skank, etc.). I punched her hard in the jaw, knocking her to the floor. She didn't get up for awhile, and she didn't bother me anymore. Upon reflection, I should have punched the guy, who after all shouldn't have been hitting on me if he was there with his girlfriend.<br><br>
There was alcohol involved.<br><br>
Thereafter, my cousin Clint, who was visiting that weekend, called me The Beasty Woman.
 

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when I was younger I was prone to throwing things at DH...
 

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One of the symptoms of my depression manifests as rage. A nearly uncontrollable rage, blinding, unthinking, and absolutely terrifying.<br><br>
I am so scared of really hurting someone that I never allow myself to act on my anger in any sort of a physical way, because what if I can't stop?<br><br>
A good punching bag has proven to be invaluable to me for that reason.
 

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I need to invest in a punching bag...when I get sad I get mad too!
 

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My best friend and I used to fight a lot when we were kids.<br><br>
I think the last fight I ever got in (out of anger) was defending that same friend (he was an instigator to the n-th degree). I tried to talk a bully out of beating him up, but the bully punched me in the face. Made me bleed. So instead of continuing to talk reason at that point,... I kicked the crap out of him.<br><br>
I was probably 12.<br><br><br>
Beyond 12, I got in a couple of fights in college when I was working in bars. Mostly defending myself against drunks <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I honestly cannot think of any time I have ever been so angry that I would turn violent on a person.<br><br>
I've wanted to. Many times.<br><br>
But mainly I will hit stuff or throw stuff.<br><br>
I once dropped keys on the ground when I was so mad at DH.. they landed on his foot. He kicked them upward and they got stuck high up in a tree.<br><br>
I was soooo mad at the time. But really.. it turned into the funniest thing that has even happened to us during a fight. We laugh about it now.
 
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