I worked for a partnership – The calm besuited accountant and the red haired entrepreneur. They played the game VERY successfully. The redhead would wind it up, lose it and stomp out, have a cigarette, wait exactly 8 minutes and walk back in. The accountant had soothed it over and done the deal whilst he was out of the room – every time a coconut. Never seen it played so well.
So my answer is – Only when you are doing a double act and both on the same page. (Am doing it now with a partner on a top 5 company in advertising to great success)
But then it’s gamesmanship, not a tantrum.