Edward Liddy Curls His Toes When He Is Upset or Angry

He's doing it right now! Photo: Getty Images

"I have this thing I've done in my career. When I know I have to control myself, and it's very difficult, I curl my toes in my shoes. That hurts, and it keeps me focused on doing something to keep myself from blowing up." —Former AIG CEO Edward Liddy, as told to AIG's former general counsel Anastasia Kelly, as told to Fortune [Fortune]