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How to be angry | Psyche Guides

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Explaining Anger

Anger is characterised by an intense feeling of displeasure, ranging from frustration to rage. It includes a physiological response like increased heart rate and muscle tension, thoughts such as blame or revenge, and predictable behaviour, such as the desire to lash out.

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Anger comes from three interacting factors:

  • A provocation or trigger. It's what happened right before you got angry (being cut off in traffic, or insulted by someone, for example)
  • The person's interpretation of the provocation

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  • Is your anger justified? Consider if you've really been wronged or treated unfairly, and what the real consequences of that are.
  • What does your anger tell you about the situation? When you think your anger is justified, what is your anger communica...

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When you understand your anger, you can intervene in any of the three stages (provocation, interpretation, mood).

  • You can avoid provocations when you decide it's best to do so. You can ignore or hide irritating political Facebook posts.
  • When you can't avoid ...

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Anger management strategies include relaxation, such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation, or meditation.

When you're angry, relaxation approaches work to decrease unwanted emotional and physiological arousal. Suggestions such as punching a pillow is a bad idea since it doesn't re...

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Anger is a fuel that can energise you to solve problems. But if it gets out of control, you can blow up and be a danger to yourself or those around you.

One way to productively use your anger might include addressing the small issues in your life that lead to frequent ...

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The most valuable way to understand, manage and use your anger is to keep a mood log.

Using a mood log for a week or two will help you identify the relationship between your feelings, thoughts, and situations. It will give insight into how you tend to think and behave when you're ...

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