Aggressive behaviors, like domestic violence, fist fights, aggressive driving, and road rage are relatively infrequent for most people.
However, they can have frightening, harmful, or deadly consequences.
You may recognize a particular problematic behavior pattern that needs to be addressed.
In addition, some anger control problems are symptoms of a psychological disorder.
The following descriptions may give you a clearer sense of what kind of anger you are dealing with or observing.
It is also an inner signal that something may be wrong.
Our intuition may be informing us to watch out, or to assert ourselves, or to protect others.
Do you have excessive anger or problems coping with your anger?
Does your manner of expressing anger cause harm to you or those you care about?
He defines dysfunctional anger and discusses aggressive behavior including verbal abuse, intimidation, and brow beating.
D., a licensed New York psychologist providing anger management therapy, discusses symptoms of an anger management problem.
Healthy anger is a powerful tool of human survival and adaptation.
It is functional and in the service of valid goals.
Here are some ways of dealing with anger which are harmful, especially as an ingrained habit, expressive style, or a defensive coping mechanism.