Sometimes it's like this:
But it's never this:
It's difficult to get people to understand that you're not having some half-cocked emotional reaction because for all intents and purposes that's exactly what it sounds like we're describing. No, it's not that. Maybe even reactive isn't a good word either. I would say responsive, but that lacks intensity as well. And then you get into the whole emotionally (un)stable thing, which I think it sounds like the precarious edge we're dancing on. The only thing I know how to do is show pictures. There's consistency and stability in this, it's not irrational or illogical. It's not just reactive but proactive as well.