It's pretty common to see men lose their temper at work and get away with it, but if a woman does it she's called crazy, out-of-control or a total bitch. Anger at the office is is another example of how unfair the double standard really is.
A new book claims that angry men will earn a higher salary, get a better job and be more successful than bad-tempered women. And female workers are more tolerant of men who behave badly than they are of women. Anger appears to remain a male privilege.
It's crazy but if a man apologizes for losing his temper, it actually works against him. If a woman makes an apology it can help her.
I admit I have been guilty of letting go more than a few cuss words at work. Having run a Wall Street trading department it came with the territory. But in my defense, I was always respectful of other people and never ranted just because I was in a higher position.
Disraeli said 'a person's fate is their own temper. That's something for all of us to think about.