Anger Issues And Differences
Between The Sexes
Anger Issues And Differences Between The Sexes. He says, she says. Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
Now a day, everything seems to be about the difference between the sexes. Are anger issues different between the
Do men handle anger differently then women do? Men typically lose control faster than women do. Women tend to
stay in control even when their feelings intensify. Men tend to have an easy time of learning to control their
anger once they understand how hurtful their actions have become.
Women once they give in to their anger, they have a more difficult time ignoring it. The differences can be
traced to biology. Men tend to bottle things up and not want to talk about their feelings. Women need to be able to
let go of their emotions.
Given these differences; the first step in anger management is different for men, then for women. Men need to
identify the emotions associated with their anger episodes and women need to understand how to control the negative
aspects of the emotions associated with their anger.
After the first step, anger management is pretty much the same for both men and women. Both sexes can benefit
from using an anger management journal to record what happens when they lose their battle to control their anger.
Men and women both are capable of identifying triggers (things that set off anger).
Problem solving can lead to alternative ways of handling anger- causing situations and men and women can both
accomplish this task. Anger management also involves being able to understand weakness in others and what motivates
actions taken by those involved in anger episodes. Both men and women learn to forgive themselves and others.
Perhaps one of the most important aspects of anger management is learning that controlling anger can be a
freeing experience. One common factor or trigger of anger for both men and women is the issue of forgiveness and
the presence of guilt.
Did You Know This About Anger Management
Management Strategies and Tips for Controlling Anger
We've all heard the old adage: Count to ten and let your anger cool. This works for small outburst of anger or when you feel it bubble up inside of you.
Walking away from confrontations or situations that you suspect may cause you to become angry
Avoid all together situations that have in the past caused you to become angry, if at all possible
Biting your tongue - I would not advise this one, it could be painful. The meaning behind the phrase, though is to think before you speak...
The inability to forgive can lead to being angry. Guilt is a big processor to anger because when we feel guilty, we
tend to feel bad about ourselves, which can lead to feeling ashamed or depressed Often times when we feel this way
we take it out on others in the form of anger. Understanding the role of guilt and learning how to forgive can help
men and women to better manage their anger.
Part of learning how to manage anger is networking with others dealing with the same issues. Men
have a more difficult time joining anger management groups and classes. It usually is more difficult for men to
open up and talk about their feelings. Women on the other hand are more comfortable in social situations usually
and are more comfortable talking about their feelings.
If you find yourself acting in ways that seem out of control and frightening, or are far out of
proportion with the event or person that triggered them, then you should seek help to find better,
more acceptable ways to deal with and control your anger.
Anger management issues are equally important for men and women when it comes to their
relationships. Not being able to control anger can damage relationships, so it is equally important for both men
and women to be honest with those they have relationships with in regards to their achievements towards anger