The Emotions Associated With Anger
The Emotions Associated With Anger. Anger is an emotional response to a situation, event or person. It may be
connected to feelings of anxiety.
If anger becomes habitual and unmanaged, we may experience difficult times stemming from consequences of our
bouts of anger. Usually when you suffer from bouts of uncontrolled anger, you know it.
Being out of control can frighten you and those around you. You can learn how to deal with anger. Understanding
why we get angry and what makes us angry helps us to deal with it better. If you struggle with anger management,
you are not alone.
Out of five Americans, one of them will have difficulty managing their anger. Those who cannot control their
anger can cause scenes of rage that can escalate into real physical conflict that damages property and even other
people. Uncontrolled anger hurts everyone involved even the person who is angry.
Uncontrolled anger hurts property, people and relationships. It can affect your ability to function properly at
work and can even get you fired. The emotion itself is normal; everyone from time to time becomes angry. It can
even protect us in times of danger.
It can be healthy for us to feel anger about a situation in which we were abused, or ripped off, or mistreated.
Expressing our feelings of anger at being treated poorly is healthy and normal. It is good to be able to vent
occasionally. When anger becomes unhealthy is when it causes destruction, and the expression of anger causes harm
to people, property or relationships.
Uncontrolled anger is frightening to the person expressing it and to those who witness the results of
uncontrolled anger. It creates fear in those who are victims of uncontrolled anger and it alienates the aggressor
from those who may have been willing to be supportive otherwise. Anger is a state of emotions that can vary in
intensity depending on the stimulus (cause of the anger) and the duration of the stimulus. While we are in the
state of anger certain physical symptoms can occur.
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...
While angry a person's blood pressure may rise, their heart rate will increase and certain levels of energy
hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline increase. This is what allows a mom who witnesses her child being
threatened, to be able to have more strength than she normally has to combat a kidnapper, or other assailant. The
stimulus for bouts of anger can come from internal or external sources. Some common sources are: a coworker,
supervisor, another driver, stalled traffic, a personal situation, memories, a traumatic event, even overhearing
racial slurs can trigger feelings of anger.
Expressing anger is a natural instinct for when we are threatened or under attack. Being able to
express anger can help save our lives when used in appropriate situations. Expressing anger in a violent manner,
when other methods of dealing with a situation, event or person that is not threatening us directly is called
|If you are angry, then humor can also help you take yourself less seriously. If
someone else is angry at you, then the right kinds of humor can also help them to gain a more
balanced perspective and see that you aren't attacking them or a threat to them.
Situations that do not call for a physical response might be; like when someone cuts in front of us
in line, or someone you pass in the hallway uses a racial slur not directed at you. These things may be unpleasant
and you have the right to feel anger, but expressing your anger in physical ways that cause damage is not an
appropriate reaction to a external, non-confrontational stimulus.
It simply is not wise to respond by using violence or fly into a rage every time something