explosive personality


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explosive personality

[ik¦splō·siv ‚pərs·ən′al·ə·dē]
(psychology)
A disorder of impulse control in which several episodes of serious outbursts of relatively unprovoked aggression lead to assault on others or the destruction of property.
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"Higgins was to snooker what George Best was to football - a Northern Irish folk hero whose mesmerising talent made for a fascinating world-class champion on the snooker table, but his explosive personality made for a troubled life off the table," says Shane Allen, the BBC's controller of comedy commissioning.
If poll politics appears to be quite a bore for the moment, an explosive personality like the tough-talking Rudy Duterte could be just what the scenery needs.
But the former Hoops star insists his presence in the Premiership rather than his explosive personality would ignite interest in the Scottish game.
When the former Manchester City winger was asked how he would operate under Conte, who is known as an explosive personality, Tevez replied that there was only one word, which was respect.
And he claims it's Lennon's outspoken and sometimes explosive personality that has helped make him such a huge success.
Bernardinho is known for his highly explosive personality on the sidelines.
While it's anyone's guess what the future holds for Beirut and Lebanon, the infamous nightlife scene hasn't lost any of its explosive personality. The pristine Solidaire in the centre may have been eerily quiet given the uncertain horizons, but its more secluded neighbouring hangouts offer party animals the perfect habitat to play in.
Girodet also was known for his explosive personality. His portrait of "Mademoiselle Lange as Danae" (1799), a revenge on a courtesan-actress, scandalized the Salon with its satirical sexual references.
Talk about an explosive personality. Large galaxies usually have no more than three supernovas blow up in a century, but the nearby galaxy NGC 1316 has had two such explosions within the past 5 months and four in the past 26 years.
This list includes "instability, stubbornness, excessive dependence, despotic authoritarianism, exaggerated self-worship, I narcissism, child of alcoholic parents, or dysfunctional family, transvestism, an explosive personality, especially i fit can be linked to serious psychic illness, superficiality, simple naivete, light mindedness, lack of common sense, and incompatibility."
Busacca witnessed Rooney's explosive personality in Belfast when the striker's frustration boiled over into a row with his own team-mates, including skipper Beckham.
The Actors Studio-trained performer set himself apart from conventionally handsome leading men by seeking out offbeat roles that emphasized his sexy, explosive personality. Other notable early film roles included Orson Welles' submissive son-in-law in Martin Ritt's "The Long, Hot Summer," "Wild Is the Wind" with Anna Magnani and "The Naked Maja" opposite Ava Gardner.
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