Essay about Anger As A Secondary Emotion

881 Words Nov 9th, 2016 4 Pages
Estella Munroe

What is anger? Anger is an emotional state that varies from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Anger is considered a secondary emotion because we tend to resort to anger in order to protect ourselves from or cover up vulnerable feelings. A primary feeling such as feeling hurt, rejected, scared or frustrated occurs before we get angry (What is Anger?, n.d.). It can be caused by external and internal events. Anger can be caused by a specific person such as coworker or a family member. Specific events such as a traffic, or even a cancelled flight can cause you can cause you to get angry. Personal problems, memories of traumatic or enraging events can trigger angry feelings (Controlling Anger Before It Controls You, n.d.). The instinctive, natural way is to express anger is to respond aggressively. A certain amount of anger necessary for our survival. Like other emotions, anger is accompanied by physiological and biological changes.
Anger usually arises when an external and internal event has occurred. Verbal and nonverbal behaviors usually cause people to get angry. Verbal behaviors such as teasing, profanity, guilt, and whining are just a few examples. Nonverbal behaviors such as gestures like pointing, flipping people off, facial expressions (pushing, kicking throwing stuff), body movements and environment. All of these behaviors are just a few things that can trigger anger.
Frequent anger affects young people, people that have…

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