A prominent psychiatrist once commented: “Some of the most self-destructive acts take place in the name of revenge.” When your emotions are out of control at work, it’s always a good idea to take some time to cool down before trying to resolve whatever’s bugging you. Accusations made in anger are usually unprofessional, inappropriate, and counterproductive. Once said, they can never be taken back and are seldom forgotten. In the heat of the moment, strong feelings can convert small flare-ups into enduring animosities that can destroy a career. Rather than go into an emotional tailspin, try (if possible) to develop more of a rational problem-solving approach.