Of course a meltdown is different for everyone and it is different than a tantrum.
A tantrum you can usually predict or at the least pin point what started it.
A meltdown you can sometimes predict but that comes with time. Over time you realize that certain things will cause a meltdown.
Based on what I’ve observed with W meltdowns are a combination of overdrive and complete shutdown!
It’s experiencing every thing at once while trying to experience nothing.
You’re body is in overdrive and your brain is literally trying to escape your body. The need to escape the cause of the meltdown causes a fight or flight response.
It’s adrenaline and fight or flight. Some people fight, some flight and some start with one and end with the other.
It’s anxiety, stress, fear, anger and sadness. Panic and terror.
All logic goes out the window.
Maybe it’s just W but when he has a meltdown he becomes primal.
Maybe I’m wrong maybe a meltdown isn’t at all like what I’m describing but this is what it looks like to me.