The Causes Of Anger: Verbal And Nonverbal Behavior

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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
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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 children and less educated individuals. Young people feel pressure due to economic hardships, time, feeling rushed and interpersonal conflicts in the workplace. People that have children usually have angry feelings and behaviors especially women. Less educated people experience more anger than educated

people. Individuals who experience financial strain tend to have higher levels of anger, especially women and young adults (New Study Dissects Anger, n.d.).
“Anger Prone”
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. When anger gets out of control, it can be destructive leading to problems at work, with relationships and in overall quality of life.When you get anger, your heart and bold pressure go up, as well as levels of
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Cognitive restructuring is a core technique in cognitive behavioral therapy.It is the therapeutic process used to identify and confront negative though patterns and help people understand that these thoughts are ineffective or disruptive, with the goal to ultimately change negative behaviors. Teaches patients how to think differently by using more rational and positive types of thinking. By using cognitive restructuring, people that experience high levels of anger can be taught how to handle their issues by identifying irrational thoughts, challenging themselves on whether they are making the right choice, and replacing them with more realistic, rational and positive thoughts.By working with a therapist people can help solve anger issues in a more positive way (Cognitive Restructuring, n.d.).

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