All about Anger

  • Anger is different from aggression; anger is an emotion, while aggression is a behavior, and you can control the latter but not the former.
  • You can’t control anger directly, but you can control your aggression.
  • Trying to control your anger makes it harder to control your aggression.
  • Rumination and venting only intensify anger.
  • The idea that you need to express your anger to “release” it is a myth.
  • Suppressing anger is not effective either.
  • People commonly think that anger is always bad, but it can have positive effects in certain situations.
  • Most people misunderstand what causes their anger and therefore, fail to address it effectively.