The Flavors of Anger

  • Impatience. We become impatient when we have a specific timeline in mind for something, and others disregard that timeline. 
  • Passive-aggressive communication. When we want to make someone feel bad but want to appear good at the same time. The most common form is sarcasm - an insult dressed up as a joke.
  • Irritability. Chronic irritability is often a sign of unaddressed anger where you find yourself short with people, overly sensitive to criticism or just agitated most of the time.
  • Resentment. Resentment is like irritability but directed at another person specifically. Address resentment with assertiveness.
  • Frustration. When we have a goal or desire but are thwarted in reaching it for some reason. 

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