What is anger?
Wikipedia defines anger as an emotion that impairs one’s ability to process
information and to exert cognitive control over one’s behavior.
- Anger can be a positive and useful emotion, if it is expressed appropriately.
- Anger has a strong physical component…
- Anger is not a problem unless it is expressed in a harmful way.
Now whilst anger is often viewed as a complicated emotion, what is well
known is that the first stages of an anger experience are often triggered by
the emotional pain associated with loss or rejection. This initial experience
fully charged with emotion often then transitions to an expression of anger
through a physical manifestation. It is this physical agitation that often
results in serious consequences when fully expressed.
Left untreated or unmanaged a person’s anger outbursts can grow in
intensity, leaving those close to that person vulnerable to verbal, and
possibly physical harm. Maintaining viable personal and family relationships
is challenging to say the least with someone with anger management