hiding your anger from yourself? Some people have beliefs that
it is wrong to be angry. Yet anger is a human emotion and we
all have in some form or another. Unexpressed anger can build
up and take over your life, making you miserable in many different
ways. You may have deep unresolved anger if you:
vent injustice about your job or home situation to someone else.
continual thoughts of revenge.
and are bitter and cynical while you are hurting inside.
excessively impatient and irritable.
frustrated easily with others faults.
disbelief at others' diving, resulting in road rage.
sarcastic and use humor destructively.
your talk frequently with cuss words.
your teeth or clench your jaws; have continual muscle tension
in your face.
bored, apathetic, and have lost interest in things you used
to have the last work in a disagreement, keeping a fight going.
at and provoke others to anger.
secretly or outwardly judgmental about the actions of others.
unnecessarily critical of yourself.
your anger on safer people (who are less threatening) or on
your anger on yourself and beat yourself up.
your feelings of frustration, irritation and impatience.
over polite and cheerful, grinning and bearing it to hide feelings
chronic muscle tension in neck and shoulders that worsens when
to do something, then do not follow through. "Forget" to carry
out your promises.
clench your fists or tighten your muscles when you are upset.
to be known as the "nice guy or gal" but inwardly are in turmoil
afraid to express your opinion because you might blow up.
afraid to express your strong feelings because you believe it
is wrong to be angry.
a normal human emotion. We've all got it. You can learn to express
it directly in ways that do not hurt yourself or others.
Primer of Anger on our web site and make a list of better ways
to get your anger out. Take a course in anger management or
get into therapy. You are worth the investment. Your life will
become much happier if you learn to take care of your anger
in socially acceptable ways. One sure fire way to boost your
self esteem is to learn the social skills of expressing frustration
and irritability in safe ways! Remember you are as mature as
you are in touch with your feelings and express them in appropriate
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