ANGER ON MY MIND

Bottled Up Emotions

Posted on: July 2, 2008

Anger can be caused by an overabundance of many different emotions. Stress, worry, guilt, depression, lack of control, and frustration are just examples of a few. Anger is a quick emotion and can get out of hand very easily.

Anger is an emotion caused by external or internal conflicts. The feeling of anger is inside but causes several external reactions. Even though there are similarities between people that are angry, each person reacts differently to this emotion.

Some people prefer to not release their anger and instead find ways to justify the having the emotion and at times are able to turn the anger into something positive. There are others that are not able to turn bottled up anger into anything positive, and are who people commonly refer to as ticking time bombs. When anger is bottled up and not released periodically, there is potential for severe situations when the bottled anger is finally released.

There are many different ways for a person to express their anger, and not all of them are good. Some people literally self destruct and react by causing physical or emotional harm to themselves. Or, there are people who choose to take their anger out on innocent bystanders, loved ones, and sometimes even small children.

No matter what method you decide to use to deal with your anger, it is always best to find a way to resolve whatever the issues are that are causing you to experience the emotion in the fist place. Any excessive emotions that you feel can take a toll on your body. Side effects of anger can be both physical and emotional in nature. If it is possible, deal with your anger alone and in a positive manner. Do whatever you can to avoid taking the anger out of the people around you, especially those that care about you. For help managing your anger visit www.masteringanger.com.

Carlos Todd, LPC

www.masteringanger.com

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