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Anger and Its Many Forms

Anger and Its Many Forms

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AngerBy Oriah MirzaAnger can be good.Most people will not want to admit to that, keeping anger as a hostile and negativeexperience. Well, sometimes it is. I will break down the different forms of anger and how it can hurt you or help you. This is helpful if you are generally angry most of the time, or youafraid of the outburst of anger from others, or use anger to get things done.We have all experienced some of these types of angers, so we are not stuck to one type of anger behavior.
Hostile anger
Anger that is intended to hurt someone else in a form of manipulation or vindictiveness. Themain objective is to hurt, scare, oppress or be heard no matter how the anger is expressed.Listening to the other person is not apart of the equation. This is about releasing, venting
your anger…there is sometimes hate involved. NO resolve or problem solving is present.
It is directed at someone or something. Usually self-hate is involved.
Frustrated Anger
This anger is not necessarily directed at anyone. It is a form of venting. This anger comeswith outburst, tantrums, name-calling and cursing. This type of anger has frustration
because the person hasn’t figured out how to accomplish the thing he/she wants, or the
have not found a conclusion. Communication that is blocked, or that cannot be expressedusually has this type of anger. It can be taken out on another person or kept solely forthemselves. It can be good for the angry person to release the pent up emotional charge aslong as there is not too much damage done. In this case there is usually a lot of personal,verbal or physical damage done-the idea of cleaning up those messes later can keep one in avicious cycle. A form of manipulation and victimization could be at the core intention of theindividual. Mostly considered a storm that has to blow over. Triggers to past behaviors orpatterns can result in this type of anger.
Constructive Anger
This type of anger usually has an ending, there is a goal that is intended to be accomplished,and the angry person sometimes needs this type of anger as fuel to help propel them to thenext level, or through the barrier that they are stuck behind. This type of anger is veryfocused and directed at one particular goal. It could even be to feel better, change ones life,get relief, change a relationship, or personal behavioral pattern. A sense of anger helpsmotivate them into an action or making a decision that would not be made otherwise. Thistype of anger could be directed towards something or someone. This anger can movemountains and fast quick decisions could be made. The angry
person feels ‘fed up’, ‘over it’,‘done with it’, and needs a transformation. Results usually occur, but not without cleaning
some messes up afterwards.
Personal Truth
Anger
There is an anger that comes with taking a stand against the ills of society. Or against something that you do not believe in, that you do not believe it is at the highest good foryourself or for others. This anger has quick words and actions with it, but it usually isconnected to a Higher Feeling, or Source. It is to keep things in integrity around you. It is toclean up messes or start organizations. It can be a very useful tool in waking someone up
 
from unconscious behavior. It can also be used when someone who is ill informed, who
speaks ‘their truth’ but has a destructive outcome. The
y
don’t know why that is the out 
come. It was the way it was expressed without a lesson behind it or explanation that properly aligns everyone to the highest good.
Crazy Anger
This anger is obviously out of control. Like monkeys being stung by scorpions. This angerhas no resolve, this is simply an expression and outburst and reaction to something orsomeone. This anger has no objective. It is to simply release the pressure, the steam, thehate, the pain, the frustration, the injustice, the wanting of love, of being heard, of just letting it all out. It can be the most dangerous for everyone involved because nothingsatisfies the angry one. So any actions can be accompany this anger and not a secondthought about it. This anger should be left a lone. This anger is definitely a cry for help.
Unfortunately help doesn’t always come because of the nature of the outburst. The
y calmdown, and clean up can be traumatic.
Pent Up Anger
This form of anger is very common. It is the anger that lays dormant waiting for a trigger,sometimes it is released, and sometimes it is not. It usually steams from not being heard,loved or acknowledged. It could be stories of unworthiness, jealousy and lack of power-victimization. This type of anger hangs around sometimes for a
person’s
entire life. Thisanger is the cause for many sarcastic comments, vicious remarks, biting words, harshjudgments and bully behavior. This anger if unresolved festers inside of the body system,causing many health disorders and mental disturbances. This anger does not allow for fun,freedom, love, joy and peace. Thi
s anger is looking for a target…
always.
Can it be helpful?
Why is anger necessary? Well, like the wise old Chief Red Eagle has said;
“Sadness can makethe mountain fall on you, but anger can help you punch through it.” 
 The purpose here of shedding light on the varied forms of these types of angry behaviorsare to awaken a sense of responsibility in oneself to the truth about the anger they have.Most people know they are angry; some are proud of the fact and wear it on their clothes,skin, face and words. Some are resigned to be angry, like it is never going to change-so whytry? Others are backed in a corner, and feel there is no other choice to be angry.
But, here’s what happens when anger is apart of your routine on a daily basis: “
When you get angry, your heart rate, arterial tension and testosterone production increases, cortisol (the stresshormone) decreases, and the left hemisphere of your brain becomes more stimulated. Researchers induced anger in 30 men "Anger Induction" (AI), which consists of 50 phrases in first person that reflect daily situations that provoke anger. Before and immediately after the inducement of anger, the researchers measured heart rate and arterial tension, levels of testosterone and cortisol, and the asymmetric activation of the brain. According to Eurekalert:
 
"The results ... reveal that anger provokes profound changes in the state of mind of the subjects('they felt angered and had a more negative state of mind') and in different psychobiological  parameters." 
The feeling of anger, like all emotions, is not isolated in your mind. The mental reaction triggers acascade of physical reactions that extend throughout your body, including:
 
Increases in heart rate, arterial tension and testosterone
 
Decreases in cortisol (the stress hormone)
 
Stimulation of your left brain hemisphere, which is involved in experiencingemotions related to closeness
Interestingly, the last finding, uncovered by researchers from the University of Valencia, suggeststhat although anger is perceived as a negative emotion, it actually prompts you to become
closer 
 to the object of your anger, likely as a means to stop the conflict. And when it comes to anger,resolving the upset is a very wise decision.
Why Unresolved Anger Can be Deadly
Anger is a normal emotion, one that all of us experience from time to time. It’s a feeling that
evokes that well-known "fight-or-flight" response, preparing us to defend ourselves physicallyand psychologically in a conflict. Back when anger corresponded to real threats, this responsecould be lifesaving, but today it pushes your body into an overdrive mode that is almost alwaysunnecessary.
As soon as you start to get “hot under the collar,” your body starts preparing for a “fight.” Your 
muscles get tense, your digestive processes stop and certain brain centers are triggered, whichalters your brain chemistry.The feeling of anger may actually help you make better choices -- even if you are normally not great at making rational decisions -- because anger can make you focus on that which isimportant, and ignore things that are irrelevant to the task of making a decision.In the long run, and sometimes even the short term, however, this automatic response to anger can weaken your immune system and lead to a variety of health problems such as:
 
Headaches
 
Problems with digestion
 
Insomnia
 
Increased anxiety
 
Depression
 
High blood pressure
 
Skin problems, such as eczema
 
Heart attack 
 
Stroke
 Not only that, but anger can lead to other negative emotions like bitterness, hopelessness, futility
and overall sadness. Let’s face it
--
it’s hard to have a good time if you’re holding on to anger.
 

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