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20 Psychology facts about Anger -

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Do you agree or disagree with these facts?

  1. Most angry people always feel that their anger is justified. However, other people don't always agree. The social judgment of anger creates real consequences for the angry person.

  2. Anger is a social emotion. You always have a target that your anger is directed against. Feelings of pain, combined with anger-triggering thoughts motivate you to take action, face threats, and defend yourself.

  3. Anger can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, or motivate you to find solutions to your problems.

  4. Anger generally does not resolve or address the problems that made you feel fearful or vulnerable in the first place, and it can create new problems, including social and health issues.

  5. Anger temporarily protects people from having to recognize and deal with their painful real feelings, you get to worry about getting back at the people you're angry with instead.

  6. Uncontrolled anger and outbursts that have become out of hand have been linked to side effects as severe as stroke or heart attacks.

  7. If someone is always angry at you just stay calm. It will help them to be ashamed later.

  8. Whether justified or unjustified, the seductive feeling of righteousness associated with anger offers a powerful temporary boost to self-esteem.

  9. Some people develop an unconscious habit of transforming almost all of their vulnerable feelings into anger so they can avoid having to deal with them.

  10. When masculinity was challenged, men reacted with more anger and with an increased endorsement of social dominance over women.

  11. Angry people think about harming those who have caused pain. Part of the transmutation of pain into anger involves an attention shift from self-focus to other-focus.

  12. Anger increases the desire for possession in people. People make more efforts to obtain the object that is associated with an angry spirit.

  13. Angry people produce more unique ideas faster than people in any other type of emotional state, according to study.

  14. Expressing anger is helpful, it releases tension and helps people to not have grudges against anyone because they express themselves every time they get angry.

  15. It is impossible to remain angry at someone you truly love. Anger lasting for more than three days indicates that you're not in love.

  16. Excessive anger can cause problems. Increased blood pressure and other physical changes associated with anger make it difficult to think straight and harm your physical and mental health.

  17. When two people have a fight, the angrier one tends to be wrong.

  18. It is more satisfying to feel angry than to acknowledge the painful feelings associated with vulnerability.

  19. Controlling facial muscles can help control your anger. Studies have shown that if you don't frown when you're angry, you won't feel the emotion in much intensity.

  20. Anger triggers the region of the brain associated with honesty, that's when the truth comes out.

Bonus Facts!

  1. Anger is a natural and mostly automatic response to pain in one form or another (physical or emotional). Anger can occur when people don't feel well, feel rejected, feel threatened, or experience some loss.

  2. The best way to deal with anger is probably through writing.

  3. Someone who becomes angry easily, over silly things, subconsciously desires to be loved.

  4. Making yourself angry can help you hide the reality that you find a situation frightening or that you feel vulnerable.

  5. Anger cannot make the pain disappear, it only distracts you from it.
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