Anger is a normal reaction to a variety of situations that may confront us in our day to day life. Anger becomes a problem when we become either aggressive, out of control with our expression of anger; or we passively express our anger in a hurtful way to ourselves or others.
Aggressive anger is characterized by threats, hurtfulness, destructiveness, unjustly blaming others, selfishness, vengeance, physical expression of anger (such as fights or physical abuse) impulsivity and unpredictability. Aggressive anger can lead to loss of job, relationships and in extreme forms may lead to incarceration.
Passive anger is characterized by underhanded, sneaky type behavior such as manipulation, self-blame, self-sacrifice, evasiveness, exclusion of others, and obsessive behavior.
Anger management is a process of learning to recognize signs that we are becoming angry, and taking actions to calm down and deal with situations in a positive way. Anger management doesn't try to keep us from feeling anger or holding it in, but instead teaches us to deal with anger in a positive and constructive way.
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