What is Anger?

We’ve all experienced anger and we all know the feeling.

Anger is usually characterized as a negative emotion like fear, disgust, shame, irritability, outrage, hostility which possibly may lead to violence. Depending on your temperament, you may describe anger as rage, aggression, violence, annoyance, displeasure, irritation, provoked or hostility.

There are many different reasons why you get angry. Sometimes you will have valid reasons and others not. You might become irritated by a person or a situation. There will be some instances where you may feel anger at something real or something you supposed in your mind and in that moment of rage, you may retaliate to either protect yourself or harm the other person/ situation. Many times, it’s the offense that is hard to get over. Try our online anger test to see how vital your condition is. 

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Anger

Regardless, anger is a strong emotion that could help build or break anything. The quicker you deal with your anger, the less likely you are of any misfortune including making yourself physically ill.

You might have the temperament that can bottle up your emotions. The side effects to that are physical illnesses caused to self. Some of the less extreme illnesses you may experience are ulcers, overeating, tiredness, constant aches or pains, or low immune system.

Many like to say that anger is evil and it’s a sin, but when we read the Bible, the Apostle Paul says,

BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

~Ephesians 4:26

Anger is a valid emotion to have and necessary to survive in life. Without it, you couldn’t be a complete person. What you must beware of is when your anger gets out of control or abusive. This is when you feel like you are at the mercy of this emotion and your actions become unpredictable.

If you believe you are having issues with your anger, be real with yourself about it. See for yourself how we can help you resolve your issues with anger. We have convenient locations for your counseling needs in Brea, CA and Hacienda Heights, CA.

 

About Gary Aris

-N.C.C.A. Professional Clinical Member
-Ordained Minister, Lighthouse of Faith Christian Fellowship
-N.C.C.A. Certified Temperament Counselor
-N.C.C.A. Licensed Pastoral Counselor
-Graduated Cornerstone University with Honors: Cum Laude