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How Hunger Pangs Can Make Nice People 'Hangry'

For someone to become "hangry," context is key. People need to be in a negative situation or subject to negative stimuli to have a hangry response.
If you start to feel hangry, eat something! Source: Stefka Pavlova

Hunger can trigger cruel words from kind people.

A starved dog lover might fantasize about punting the neighbor's Chihuahua that just will not shut up. A puckish but otherwise nice person might snap at a friend, "Bring me the freaking cheesesteak before I flip this TABLE!"

They are, in a word, "hangry" or irrationally irritable, upset or angry because of hunger. But how hunger turns into hangriness is a mystery, says , a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in psychology

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