Many people with PTSD battle to understand why they fly off the handle at such little things, i.e., the toilet roll is around the wrong way, someone walked in front of you, that stranger looked at you, etc etc. The reason is really fairly easy, and better to show than commonly clarify, why more easily those with PTSD tend to get mad quicker, and more rapid than others at small dumb things.
I would like to clarify this, and you'll better understand the difference to those with PTSD, and those without.
Whether you realise it or not, everybody has this thing called "good stress" in their life, which consists of such matters as getting out of bed, day to day jobs, going to work, cooking dinner, etc etc. No problems with that one.
The apparent, when something goes wrong, or is actually hindering you, is usually classified as "bad stress", which consists such matters as paying bills, money, relationships, getting fired from your job, etc etc etc. Everybody gets poor anxiety at some period of their day; it only is dependent upon the sum, and the person themself.
Now, as you can view, an individual that is normal is represented by Cup 2, and with both positive and negative anxiety. They still have lots of room in their cup PTSD stressors represented without overflowing (exploding, fury, fury, etc etc). Before being shoved over the edge, a regular man has the ability to take lots of pressure within their daily life.
Now whilst we still have both negative and positive stress, there's now this thing called "PTSD" in our cup. The problem with that is that we have exactly the same number of poor and good anxiety as everyone else, though we also have this huge ball of PTSD which includes our injuries and much more.
As you can view from this cup, with great anxiety and PTSD, you actually don't have much room for anything else. It's possible for you to observe by the "bad stress" representation at the top of the cup, it truly is quite modest compared to Cup 2 - hence that is why something so little and trivial can make someone with PTSD fly off the handle so quickly (anger). A little "bad stress" to get a person with PTSD, and they overflow the PTSD cup fairly rapidly compared to anyone else.