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Anger Management

Updated: Mar 7, 2019

Excessive and inappropriate anger expression can cause problems to physical and mental well-being.


According to the American Psychological Association, anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something that you feel has done you wrong.


Benefits of anger:

It gives you an opportunity to express your negative feelings or motivate you to find solutions to the problems you face.


Consequences of anger:

Excessive and inappropriate anger expression can cause problems to physical and mental well-being. For example, anger increases blood pressure and other associated physical changes. It also prevents you from thinking straight and make poor judgements.


What makes you go on your nerves??

Grief (losing a loved one), rudeness, tiredness, hunger, pain, withdrawal from drugs or medication, physical conditions (e.g., PMS), physical illness, mental illness, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, injustice, being teased or bullied, humiliation, embarrassment, deadlines, traffic jams, disappointment, sloppy service, failure, infidelity, burglary, financial problems.


But not everyone gets as angry as I do?

In an event, do you wonder why your partner can analyze a situation in a calm mind while you are always the one who bursts into anger and starts shouting? Anger arises depending on how one interprets and reacts to certain situations. The existing problem or situation does not change, but, one can interpret a situation differently. For example, while you might burst into anger when being teased, others may merely feel annoyance, hurt or amused. However, interpreting a situation and getting angry easily does not mean that you are wrong. There are several factors that define