Ticking Time Bomb – the kind of person that is a emotional powder keg, like a ticking time bomb that people in the near vicinity will try to avoid or walk on eggshells, tip toeing around in order to avoid setting them off. These kind of people are very difficult to be in the presence of, even if they appear to be congenial, as one never knows when the other shoe will drop and what may set them off into tantrums at any moment.
Huffy-Puffy – some people when under a lot of internalized stress and mental anxiety, can be easily triggered into explosions of sudden frustration, irritability and erractic behavior, and they get angry or upset about some situation that they feel they have to take control over. Such as racing around like the tasmanian devil to save the day from certain destruction, or acting as the martyr towards the perceived offenses of others, cleaning up the mess. Many times their position and choice to be upset in the situation that has triggered them, does not hold any coherent or clear explanation for the real reasons hidden behind their knee jerk reactions. Much ado over nothing.