Why do people slam doors?

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Door Slamming

I searched the web this morning trying to find out why people slam doors. I did find some articles that stated some of the reasons for slamming doors, anger, frustration, etc.

But it did not explain "why" some people slam doors everyday, all day long, all week long and so on. There are several reasons why I think some people slam doors all the time ...

1.  Their parents yelled at them when they were young because they may have not closed the door completely.

2.  They want whomever is in the home to know that there, entering or leaving.

3.  They are venting their everyday frustration on the door by slamming it.

4.  They might not know their bad habit.


Can anyone add to this post and please explain why people always slam doors?

I myself think slamming doors is very irritating and hate when people do it.

And not only is slamming doors irritating, in time it will ruin the doors, hinges and door opening ...

Here is a article I found on the web with 5 ways to help prevent Door Slamming.


5 Ways to prevent Door Slamming


Please Don't Slam the Door

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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Come on people please stop slamming doors 

Jul 20, 2019 08:17 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

A question for the ages, Bob. I'm not a door slammer so I haven't given this one much thought... but now I will go an ponder on the subject as our friend Michael Jacobs would say.

Jul 20, 2019 08:18 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Bob - likely countless reasons and frankly not one I have previously considered. 

Jul 20, 2019 08:29 AM #3
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

or another window or door in the house is open and causes a wind draft. ;)


Jul 20, 2019 09:03 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

The only time I ever slammed a door, I was upset. I don't do it very often which probably is another reason it gets the attention of who is there. 

Jul 20, 2019 12:08 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

HI VB- I used to slam doors when I was younger as a way of venting at an inanimate object. I haven't done that in many many years. I do wonder why people don't shut doors or drawers, though. 

Jul 20, 2019 01:33 PM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good evening Robert Vegas Bob Swetz - if it is

done intentionally it is very rude.  If I accidentally do it I apologize. 

Jul 20, 2019 05:34 PM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I don't usually slam doors.  However, recently, I have been slamming my door between the kitchen and the garage.  It's because the handyman who installed weather stripping didn't do it quite right, and it requires that I slam the door in order for it to shut.  I need to get him back here pronto.

Jul 20, 2019 07:05 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


Jul 20, 2019 09:49 PM #9
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

Interesting site you posted today.  Never really thought about it. 

Jul 21, 2019 02:16 AM #10
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I don't hear a lot of slamming doors. Maybe they don't know their own strength? Maybe they are deaf? Maybe they want to make a statement of some sort?


Jul 21, 2019 03:11 AM #11
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

As a child one of my great aunts always said "Dont' slam the dooor (screen)!" The door closed very easily and quickly cusing it to slam.  I learned to hand onto door knobs. Sometimes it could the person's own reactivee behavior and sometimes it could justr be the door.

Jul 21, 2019 05:41 AM #12
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Great post! I can see why Kathy chose to highlight it this week!  Nice to see you in the Rain again (or maybe it is just our schedules have not alligned recently!)

Jul 21, 2019 06:49 AM #13
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Thankfully we are not a door slamming home (well, not with regularity). Some people do this to vent, and I get it. For me, I always fear doing something stupid that causes more trouble (i.e. slam a car door and shatter the window) so if I am tempted to react, I just take a deep breath.... and maybe another...

Jul 21, 2019 08:40 AM #14
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting post.  It is something I have never thought of.  As a teenager, I would slam doors to express displeasure...LOL A

Jul 21, 2019 09:21 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Bob:

Well I certainly have no explanation other than the ones you suggested. It's not something I have thought much about. I suspect some of it is due to anger or displeasure, and perhaps some of it is purely accidental.


Jul 22, 2019 08:31 PM #16
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

We don't generally slam doors around here, but do have one that slams now and then when an exterior door or a window is left open. It's that darned wind!

Jul 22, 2019 09:48 PM #17
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