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What is Anger?

The dictionary defines anger as “a feeling of extreme displeasure, hostility, indignation or exasperation toward someone or something”.

It isn’t:

  • Blaming (finger pointing)

  • Sarcasm (joking at someone else’s expense)

  • Violence (physical, verbal, sexual, emotional)

  • Revenge (getting even)

  • Cruelty (hitting below the belt)

  • Punishment (teaching someone a lesson)

  • Sulking (the silent treatment)

  • Manipulating others to get your way

  • Taking it out on the innocent

It is:

  • A normal human emotion

  • A part of being assertive

  • A signal that something deeper is going on

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