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FRUSTRATION

Frustration is an emotion that occurs in situations


where a person is blocked from reaching a desired
outcome. In general, whenever we reach one of
our goals, we feel pleased and whenever we are
prevented from reaching our goals, we may
succumb to frustration and feel irritable, annoyed
and angry.
Typically, the more important the goal, the greater
the frustration and resultant anger or loss of
confidence.

EXAMPLE:
IN THIS PICTURE MARIO HAS BATTLED MANY CREATURES,
AND PUT HIMSELF IN SOME VERY DANGEROUS
CIRCUMSTANCES TO TRY AND RESCUE THE PRINCESS.

Frustration can help an individual to


understand what a potential problem
might be. Thus, a person could use that
frustration as a source of motivation to
achieve a goal. In some cases,
frustration can have a negative
implication when it is not dealt with
properly and can lead to anger and
destruction.

What causes
Frustration?

Frustration is a reaction based on emotions that


we have when we have worked hard to achieve a
goal but the outcome does not meet our
expectations. Therefore, we experience frustration
when the results in a situation do not satisfy what
we envisioned.
There are two sources of frustration. The first is a result of
internal sources that cause an individual disappointment
and the other is a result of an external source or sources.

INTERNAL FRUSTRATION
Based on own actions or
personal short comings
Own fears, actions or
short comings get in the
way of goal
Person can find ways to
overcome. Need to find
ways to work around or
eliminate these barriers.

EXTERNAL FRUSTRATION
Based on conditions
outside a persons
control
Other people or
things get in the
way of goal
Person can not
control. Need to find
strategies to cope
with these barriers.

ANGER IS FRUSTRATION MAGNIFIED


Anger is often
triggered by one of
the following
frustrations:
1. A situation:
When things in a
person's surrounding
cause them agitation.

Strategies that can be used to avoid frustration due to a


situation:

-Try to avoid being in that situation if possible


-If you can not avoid the situation try to be
aware of what upsets you in that situation
-Try to use strategies that will help you to stay calm
such as deep breaths, counting to ten, using a quiet
voice and thinking before acting.
- Ask your self if anger is acceptable in that
situation.

2. A person:
When other
people words
or actions
cause a
person
distress.

Strategies that can be used to avoid frustration due to a


person:
- Try to avoid the person who causes the frustration
- If you can not avoid the person, try to be mindful of who
it is that evoked those emotions in you.
-Try to use strategies that will help you to stay calm such
as deep breaths, counting to ten, using a quiet voice and
thinking before acting.
- Ask your self if anger is acceptable in that situation.

3. A thing:
When an object
such as a machine
does not work in
the manner you
would wish and
results in negative
emotions.

Strategies that can be used to avoid frustration


due to a thing:
- If you can not avoid the thing that is causes you
frustration then acknowledge the things that can
upset you.
-Try to use strategies that will help you to stay calm
such as deep breaths, counting to ten, using a quiet
voice and thinking before acting.
- Ask your self if anger is acceptable in that situation.

HAVE A NICE DAY!!!