Anger Management – 12 Different Kinds of Anger

Anger can be described as an emotional response to certain displeasing or antagonising situations. Most people tend to see anger as a negative emotion and as something that must be controlled. However, anger can be a good thing. Feelings of anger can give you a way to express other negative emotions, and can help motivate you to change the situation, or solve the problem you may be stuck in. Using anger productively can result in positive results. However, excessive anger – like any other excess – can cause problems, both biological and psychological. Thus, it becomes difficult to think straight when you’re angry, and prolonger anger can result in deterioration of physical and mental health. There are different kinds of anger that stem from one base emotion – there are 12 general types of anger.

Behavioural anger can be used to describe someone who is aggressive towards the negative situation – even if another person angered them. Thus, this individual will act out, with the result often being physical abuse.
Passive anger can be used to describe a feeling that people tend to hide, and will use sarcasm or mockery, over physical violence.
Constructive anger is a key factor in driving people to try and make a positive change in society, and will begin to do so by joining groups and movements.
Self-inflicted anger is anger that can result in one harming one’s own body. This can result in situations of starving or over-eating, as a way to punish themselves.
Volatile Anger is a kind of anger that can appear without a trigger situation, and can be expressed verbally or physically. This form of anger can be mild, and can go unexpressed as well.
Chronic anger is a kind of anger that is generally felt; individuals with chronic anger tend to consistently be angry, even in calm situations.
Judgemental anger is a kind of anger that is expressed by putting other people down, or by making others around feel worthless.
Overwhelming anger is a kind of anger that is expressed with grandiose actions; by shouting or screaming, and by overreacting to certain stressful situations.
Retaliatory anger is anger that is expressed by directing one’s anger at a specific individual, who often turns out to be the cause of one’s anger.
Paranoid anger is often a result when one feels envious of another individual, or may feel jealous of their belongings. These individuals may act out because of feelings of intimidation from others.
Deliberate anger is expressed when an individual consciously uses anger to gain power over another individual, or in a specific situation.

As stated before, anger is a normal, healthy emotion that every individual experiences. However, when feelings of anger become overwhelming and get out of hand, it can result in disturbances in your life. There are ways for you to be able to control your anger, and create positive results.
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