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Anger Management

  • Date Submitted: 11/10/2013 04:02 PM
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Of all of a person’s emotional states anger is the most dangerous emotion that someone can feel. Anger can cause a person to do irreplaceable damage to themselves or others, sometimes resulting in death. When someone is angry it can cause them to think irrationally and make poor decisions. Fortunately, there are ways to control one’s anger so that a situation doesn’t escalate out of control and cause harm to themselves or others. A person can learn to control their anger using some valuable techniques described in the paragraphs ahead. Someone could use any one of these techniques if they are faced with anger or to gain control of their own anger.
Anger is natural and is a person’s form of defense when they feel threatened or are being attacked. A certain amount of anger is necessary for our survival, except we can’t lash out at every person or object that irritates or annoys us. When anger turns into violence or breaks the law it becomes a more serious issue. So anger needs to be suppressed before it gets to an uncontrollable level.
Anger can be shown in different ways.   Physical signs that a person is angry or becoming angry are clenched fists, gritting teeth, the tone in their voice is more demanding or hostile, increased heart rate, redness of face or body, hives, fast paced movement, silence, aggressive behavior towards others or objects, all of these signs can be attributed to anger. Anger should not be ignored or taken lightly. Whatever is causing a person to be angry, needs to be addressed and resolved.
People have unconscious and conscious ways to express their feelings of anger. Three main approaches are calming, suppressing and expressing. When someone expresses their anger in an assertive, non aggressive manner most problems can be resolved. This is achieved when a person makes it clear what their needs are and how they can be met without upsetting others in the process. When someone is assertive they will be respectful to themselves and others in...

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