I think I have a pretty good judicial temperament. I've spent a goodly amount of time in court before difficult judges, so when I got my shot on the bench, I made sure to be polite, respectful to the lawyers and litigants, I make sure to let everyone have their say, and I work hard to be nice to everyone, even when they don't deserve it.
I know that coming to court is difficult, and the stuff I do (child support matters) makes people testy. Yesterday was a terrible day. The first fellow I had was a few thousand dollars behind in his support and blamed everyone (including me) but himself for it. I ended up doing something I have never done before - I threw him out of court. I got so fed up with him that I told him to go sit in the hall until later in the morning. In two later hearings during the day, I yelled at people to stop interrupting me (I hate being interrupted. Maybe that's why I like internet forums). The courtroom was hot, we were overscheduled, we had to send some folks home without a hearing because we were late, we almost worked through lunch and were late getting done. I felt crummy all day and came home, ate a sandwich, drank some wine, and went to bed.
Riding is a good way to relief stress, but when you don't feel good, wine works better.