When Your Anger Controls You! (3) By Dr. Michael Brooks
Are you struggling with anger issues? Today Dr. Mike will cover different kinds of anger that people face. A question for Dr. Mike, are there different kinds of anger? Yes, to answer your question: several experts have published contradicting lists of anger types, but some widely accepted forms of anger include:
- Chronic anger, which is prolonged, can impact the immune system and be the cause of other mental disorders
- Passive anger, which doesn’t always come across as anger and can be difficult to identify
- Overwhelmed anger, which is caused by life demands that are too much for an individual to cope with
- Self-inflicted anger, which is directed toward the self and may be caused by feelings of guilt
- Judgmental anger, which is directed toward others and may come with feelings of resentment
- Volatile anger, which involves sometimes-spontaneous bouts of excessive or violent anger
If you look at this list, do you know of some in your family or friend contacts who have one of these forms of anger? I’m sure you do. The common one that I deal with is Judgmental anger. These people are the people who judge, act as a jury, then become the executioner, and are extremely opinionated. Once they have judged you, seldom do they admit they could be wrong about the person they are judging. Case in point, there was a man sharing his story about a personal experience he had at work. Then suddenly a man in the group interrupted this guy, saying he was wrong, he said that this man had no clue what he was talking about. I sat there, waiting to see what would happen next! The man sharing the story started to explain to this man the events in greater detail, and the guy judging this man became even angrier. I later found out that this individual had a real big problem in judging several people in this group. I’ve learned that I will not tolerate these kinds of people in my personal life.
Next week we will continue with this series “When Your Anger Controls You”
Do you get upset if someone cuts in front of you in heavy traffic? Do you get angry when someone interrupts you during a conversation? Do you feel the need to defend yourself if you don’t agree with someone’s opinion? Getting upset and angry is normal and can be a healthy emotion, but uncontrolled anger can destroy families and relationships. Let’s face it, who wants to hang around someone that is judgemental all the time?
If you answered any of these questions with a yes, then maybe you should talk with Dr. Mike, he can help you deal with your anger or anger from another person.
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Dr. Mike will be having Zoom classes on; How to Set Boundaries for yourself, your kids, and marriage. There will be a class on the 5-Love Languages, how to have better relationships with your spouse, family and friends. Then lastly, Dr. Mike will be having a class on the Colorcode, why we do the things we do, how to deal with the negative people in your life. If you are interested in any of these classes or have questions, send an email to email@example.com or call 303.880.9878.