A slightly different tilt trigger
I have noticed this happen to me a couple of times lately, so I wanted to ask the people on this forum if it's ever happened to them. I find that in the face of bad beats, both taken and given, and even cold cards, I tend to be able to stave off the tendency to tilt my way to the felt. However, I often find myself thoughtlessly breaking my own rules after I fold a hand that "would have won."
Of course I'm not talking about 72o folded from early position to see 772 come on the board. I'm talking more about when you get something like QTo in MP, a big stacked but very tight player from EP raises 2xBB, and you get the feeling that maybe you can catch something to bust what is surely a great hand (not only getting chips but very likely inducing tilt to boot). But you figure you'll play it safe since it's still early mid stages of the tourney. Then you see the flop come KJ9, and he makes a big c-bet (possibly having tripped his Js or Ks or 9s).
I find that after that I'll sometimes start to play looser in the hopes of catching another such situation, eventually losing a few steals or c-bets before fully regaining my composure.
Anyone else get this? Any particular way to combat it?