I'm the kind of person who needs time to decompress.
I get worked up easily, which is one of those character flaws that I really should work on rather than embrace, but I am capable of calming down easily, too. If, that is, I am given time to mentally sort and compartmentalize; time to decompress.
I like that I'm an emotional person. To some this may be synonymous with over-reaction, but to me it means passionate. Everything we feel, every action we take is a personal investment, and any investment should be done fully and passionately, don't you think?
So, yes, I get worked up. I instantly feel more than was expected, and perhaps more than was necessary, but that's my reality. I need to feel it, need to roll with the intensity and I need to analyze my own reactions. Give me a little time, read my body language, pay close attention to how my eyes change. You'll see my emotions, my passions, and you'll see how I process.
Just give me the time to decompress .