Understanding Anger Part 1

Most of us struggle with anger. When we are angry, we often cause hurt, tension and conflict.
We end up regretting what we said or did, and the people we hurt the most are our near and
dear ones. In such cases our anger is unregulated and reactive. This happens because we don’t understand the true nature and purpose of anger, and also because we do not have the means to master this volatile emotion, so it becomes destructive. Once we understand our patterns better, it can become a good friend

In this series of post we will try to uncover some common words and situations which bring about the feelings of anger in people. Let’s look at some words associated with it :

  • Anger
  • Aggravation
  • Agitation
  • Annoyance
  • Bitterness
  • Exasperation
  • Ferocity
  • Frustration
  • Fury
  • Grouchiness
  • Grumpiness
  • Hostility
  • Indignation
  • Irritation
  • Outrage
  • Rage
  • Vengefulness
  • Wrath

We all want to show anger but it can be done in a constructive way. Here’s how > https://empress2inspire.blog/2020/11/29/how-to-communicate-anger/

Let’s now look at some prompting events for feeling anger :

  • Having an important goal blocked.
  • You or someone you care about being attacked or threatened by others.
  • Losing power, status, or respect.
  • Not having things turn out as expected.
  • Physical or emotional pain.

Self talk is key in helping you to reduce anger, tap on the link to learn some tips > https://empress2inspire.blog/2019/05/30/reduce-anger-by-self-talk/

According to Paul Ekman’s research, anger is one of the six “basic emotions” identified in the Atlas of Emotions along with disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, surprise. Anger is felt by everyone at one point or another and it’s completely valid as its own emotion. Come back tomorrow and we will talk about changes ans experiences caused by anger.

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. Sandi says:

    These are all good things for combating negative results to receive positive results. But one thing I didn’t see, was the power of Prayer or meditate. If the individual is a God fearing person, then they should also Pray to have our Anger taken away. I’m a parent of two teenagers, and boy, do I ever need to pray for grace to not yell in frustration every single day.

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    1. GS says:

      Sovereign Lord, bring peace to my mind and my heart as I feel angry at the situation I am in. May I take hold of your promise that you will never leave me nor forsake me. In whatever circumstances I face that produce anger in my heart, remind me that you have not left my side and you never will.

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  2. Nice, I think it is so important that we continue to talk about the importance of acknowledging our feelings as we move through this life.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes. Acknowledge how you really feel. Dig past the facade you have placed over your true emotions and figure out exactly what it is that you’re feeling. Are you hurt, angry, nervous, confused? Get your feelings out in front of you and honestly admit to yourself that you’re feeling them. Remember that it is okay to feel bad. You have already made great progress simply by admitting that you’re not okay.

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      1. GS says:

        Glad you agree

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  3. the greatvincent says:

    W ell…I always thought I’m crazy talking to myself meanwhile I was infact reducing stress or maintaining it

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    1. GS says:

      Well to a limit talking to oneself is good for health

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  4. Thanks for the post. I can relate, especially to “GS’s” comment about talking to oneself. Talking to myself helps me to think problems through. It’s a very good thing.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Bob. Glad you agree. Talking to ourselves is completely within the norm. In fact, we talk to ourselves constantly. One can argue that just thinking things through quietly, without speaking out loud, is talking to ourselves.

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  5. DiosRaw says:

    🖤

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    1. GS says:

      In contrast to fear and sadness, anger can provide a surge of energy and make you feel more in charge, rather than feeling vulnerable or helpless. Essentially, anger can be a means of creating a sense of control and power in the face of vulnerability and uncertainty.

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      1. DiosRaw says:

        Everything has it’s uses and if channelled in the right way..

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      2. GS says:

        Yes 🙌🏼

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thanks so much for your great post, Dear! Hope you are having a great Day!!
        xoxox 😘💕💖🌹

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      2. GS says:

        Hoping the same for you 👍🏼

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