Anger is a primary emotional state that ranges from mild irritation to extreme rage. It is an innate emotion for all human beings when they feel something is seriously wrong and affecting their life path. Anger has purpose: it helps you identify what is seriously wrong and gives you the drive to place your life back in order. No matter how you look at it, anger can be easily identified.
Here is a series of articles that focuses on anger. They also discuss the health effects of anger, how to recognize anger, and how to cope with all forms of anger.
People express their anger in one or more ways. Some common ways anger is expressed are by way of: punishment, passive-aggression, ridiculing others, withholding benefits or something from others, withdrawing away from others, sarcasm, hostility, harsh tones, and self-injury. But anger, in these many ways, can be be destructive to the individual, to others, and to relationships.
Anger Not All Bad
For this reason anger can be become scary and confusing, but it is important for you to remember that anger is not necessarily a bad thing to feel. So, denying your own anger is not healthy as it can deepen frustration, confusion, hurt, guilt, and helplessness. You must consider dealing with anger constructively so that you can avoid the destructive consequences of anger.
It is up to you to choose how you use your anger and channel it in a positive direction, that would enhance your life. Directing your anger to worthwhile activities offers you a positive experience, but directing your anger to negative avenues saps you of your needed energy to further do productive things in your life. Therefore, unproductive anger can have a negative impact on your life; you can lose your job (even though you may be a valuable employee); break up valuable relationships, and develop resentment towards others.
It is always rewarding to channel your anger in the right direction. You are able to control your anger, avoid embarrassing outbursts, open new channels of communication, and reconcile or mend broken relationships. That is why you need to be able to identify your anger and the ways you generally express your anger. That way you will find out if your anger is self-destructive or productive.
1. That disturbing emotion called Anger
2. Is there such a thing as healthy anger
3. Do I have anger issues
4. Simple anger test
5. Facial displays of anger
6. Linking diet and antisocial behaviour
7. Methods and techniques of Anger Management
8. What is anger management
9. Quenching anger before it becomes destructive
10. Coping with the roadblocks of life
11. What triggers your anger bug
12. Teaching children anger management skills
13. When others are mad at you
14. "Stop anger, be happy"
15. "A Poison Tree" by William Blake