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When To Get Angry (and When To Relax)

In his book The Angry Brain, Dr. James Grossman explains why the brain is the greatest machine of anger ever created: It’s not much more complicated than a primitive fight or flight reaction.

A natural human emotion is anger. For some individuals, anger leads to the pursuit of revenge; for others, it just makes them angry all the time, and it does not cause them stress at all. Anger, however, may make you act violently, without a reason. But does it have any positive consequences? This is a difficult question in psychology. You may think it is all rage, but it is not. Anger can serve as a motivator. Or it can be harmful. It serves as a stress response, and that causes physiological response, in which the body reacts to stress with excessive stress hormones. The danger is that anger can develop into anger and an impulsive or destructive response. Anger is not healthy. There are occasions when anger can be healthy. This is when it can keep you from taking action that would be harmful to your well-being or well-being of others.

If you are angry almost all the time, you are not in a state of rest. You haven’t achieved mental or physical rest. But what’s the alternative?

You can learn to recognize the warning signs of anger. As I will show you later, it may be the best way to learn to stop reacting with excessive anger. The alternative is that you must learn to rest.

Anger is a natural emotion, but it usually comes in one of three ways:

1) Arousal

Arousal is what happens when you have some excitement; when you are having an exciting, enjoyable moment.

2) Aggressive Outbursts

You may act aggressive, and this may be accompanied by physical displays of anger at people.

3) Rage

Rage occurs when you lose control of your emotions and act out aggressively.

1. Arousal – An Excitement-High

An excitement-high usually occurs when you are having a good time. You are having a great time!

This state of euphoria is often accompanied by a feeling of well-being. You feel good.

You tend to be happy. But when you are excited, something else changes. You tend to lose focus and to lose motivation. Your behavior becomes irritable, and you become upset by the actions of other people. You can be very angry.

When you experience excitement, your nervous system becomes activated. An electrical charge builds up in the brain. Your brain wants you to act and to perform. Your body is becoming hyperactive, and you are becoming physically stimulated. You may feel aroused and euphoric. The physiological response of the body often includes the release of hormones that help you feel good. These include:

Mood Swings – The body may become temporarily inebriated, and you may experience changes in your feelings of well-being. 

– The body may become temporarily inebriated, and you may experience changes in your feelings of well-being. Emotional Sweets – If you are in a state of excitement, you may also experience feelings of happiness. 

– If you are in a state of excitement, you may also experience feelings of happiness. Relaxation – You may also feel a slight sense of tiredness, and you may feel drowsy. 

2. Aggressive Outbursts – A Violent Response

A violent, and sometimes violent reaction occurs when you are in the midst of something that you want to accomplish. You may see a threat. You may sense danger. You feel threatened. The threat may be physical or emotional. Or the situation may make you feel threatened. You fight. This is an aggressive response. This may become a self-destructive response, such as violence, destruction, or an act of extreme anger.

3. Rage – When You Lose Control

In some instances, you don’t know what caused the anger, and in that case, the reaction is an automatic, unperceived reaction. In such cases, you might react with anger, and you might get out of control.