60 Psychological Facts about “Anger”

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What anger does to your body?

Anger is a physical and emotional response to something that has upset or angered us. It is a feeling of intense anger, frustration, or hostility. Anger can make us feel energized and motivated, but it can also lead to physical and emotional arousal.

Psychological Facts about "Anger"
Psychological Facts about “Anger”

Physical effects of anger

Physical effects of anger can vary depending on how angry we are and how stressed we are. When we are angry, our heart rate and blood pressure may increase. Our muscles may tense up, making it harder to move or breathe. And our body may release hormones, such as adrenaline, that can make us feel more alert and focused.

Emotional effects of anger

Some of the more common causes of anger include feeling unheard, not being valued, feeling attacked, feeling powerless, and feeling frustrated. Other causes of anger may be more personal, such as experiencing a loss.

 Psychological Facts about "Anger"
Anger can make us feel energized and motivated

There are 50 facts about Anger :-

  1. Anger teaches us about our ability to cope.
  2. Unexplored anger can mute your experience of life.
  3. People tend to eat very less or overeat when they are in stressful situations.
  4. Dancing & Other Art forms increase happiness.
  5. Anger produces more muscle tension, higher blood pressure, and a lower heart rate.
  6. Pain alone is not enough to cause anger. Anger occurs when pain is combined with some anger-triggering thought.
  7. Chronic and uncontrolled exhausted anger can directly lead to heart attack or paralysis, as the pressure in veins begins to rise with the increase in anger.
  8. It’s impossible to remain angry at someone you truly love. Anger lasting for more than 3 days indicates that you are not in love.
  9. The best way to deal with anger is through choiceless awareness. Basically being aware of your anger, and not judging it, but not exerting it in any way either. However, if you are to express it, probably better through writing.
  10. Thinking about a situation and putting yourself in the other person’s shoes can cool your temper.
  11. Two hormones adrenaline and cortisol are released when we are in danger. These chemicals act as a strong boost to our body muscles for several minutes.
  12. Anger can also be a substitute emotion. By this, we mean that sometimes people make themselves angry so that they don’t have to feel pain.
  13. Nearly 60% of all homicides happen between people who know each other and were not able to resolve their anger.
  14. It’s not as simple as just being either angry or not – it’s a bit more complicated than that. Think of it as if on a scale. There are varying degrees of anger ranging from annoyance to rage.
  15. Anger can act as the strongest motivation if taken in a positive manner. It can also become the strongest enemy when uncontrolled.
  16. Anger is a natural and mostly automatic response to pain in one form or another (physical or emotional). Anger can occur when people don’t feel well, feel rejected, feel threatened, or experience some loss.
  17. Thoughts that can trigger anger include personal assessments, assumptions, evaluations, or interpretations of situations that make people think that someone else is attempting (consciously or not) to hurt them.
  18. Excessive anger can cause problems. Increased blood pressure and other physical changes associated with anger make it difficult to think straight and harm your physical and mental health.
  19. Making yourself angry can help you hide the reality that you find a situation frightening or that you feel vulnerable.
  20. Whether justified or unjustified, the seductive feeling of righteousness associated with anger offers a powerful temporary boost to self-esteem.
  21. Studies show that the chances of anger in women are more than in men. But, chances of expressing it to others are more in men. However, exceptions are always there.
  22. Tuning in to your body can alert you to anger: Clenched teeth, a hot face, and tensed muscles are all signs of anger.
  23. Anger is our natural defense against pain. So when I say I hate you actually it really means that you are hurting me and the human brain can never tolerate this pain so it will converts this feeling into anger.
  24. People change their feelings of pain into anger because it feels better to be angry than it does to be in pain. This change of pain into anger may be done consciously or unconsciously.
  25. Anger stops the growth of new neurons in the brain. Thus, the growth of the brain is weakened when a person is angry.
  26. Researchers discovered that past memories help maintain feelings of self-worth and promote optimism for what’s to come. Allowing yourself to feel nostalgic will also help you to feel less lonely and happier. That sounds like a good excuse to flip through those old photo albums!
  27. Anger can stick around long after it is useful: You may have had good reason to feel angry, but angry feelings can continue and be destructive rather than helpful in your life.
  28. Hunger increases the magnitude of anger exponentially. Try to fill your stomach with a healthy diet always.
  29. Angry people produce more unique ideas faster than people in any other type of emotional state, according to a study.
  30. Controlling Facial Muscles Can Help Control your Anger. Studies have shown that if you don’t frown when you’re angry, you won’t feel the emotion in much intensity.
  31. Anger, at least in Western culture, is largely thought of as a more masculine emotion. Because of this, girls and boys are taught different stances when it comes to handling their anger. Men tend to express their anger physically and impulsively, whereas women tend to be resentful and emotional.
  32. Anger is an emotion characterized by antagonism toward someone or something you feel has deliberately done you wrong.
  33. While very heavy pen pressure can suggest tension and anger, moderate-heavy pressure is a sign of commitment. Soft pressure means you’re empathetic and sensitive.
  34. The type of pain does not matter; the important thing is that the pain experienced is unpleasant. Because anger never occurs in isolation but rather is necessarily preceded by painful feelings, it is often characterized as a secondhand emotion.
  35. Angry people most always feel that their anger is justified. However, other people don’t always agree. The social judgment of anger creates real consequences for the angry person.
  36. When we’re angry, a large quantity of energy is stored in our muscles. To calm down, this energy needs to be released. The best remedy to release this energy is to start working out when experiencing anger.
  37. However, angry people think about harming those who have caused pain. Part of the transmutation of pain into anger involves an attention shift – from self-focus to other-focus.
  38. We mentioned early that anger is linked to other physiological reactions. In the same bucket, uncontrolled anger and outbursts that become out of hand have been linked to side effects as severe as stroke or heart attacks.
  39. Anger increases the desire for possession in people. People make more efforts to obtain the object that is associated with angry faces.
  40. Emotions like Anger can make people physically sick. Anger increases the long-term risk of heart attacks and strokes and weakens the immunity system.
  41. Anger generally does not resolve or address the problems that made you feel fearful or vulnerable in the first place, and it can create new problems, including social and health issues.
  42. Men who have low levels of testosterone served as a threat to masculinity and led to engagement in more “gender-stereotypical behaviors,” like getting into physical fights and anger.
  43. Meanwhile, men who were told they had high testosterone levels were more likely to support gender equality and more likely to engage in stereotypically feminine behaviors, like caretaking or doing housework, and don’t show aggression easily.
  44. Some people develop an unconscious habit of transforming almost all of their vulnerable feelings into anger so they can avoid having to deal with them.
  45. 10 million children were severely beaten in that same year by parents who did not know how to control their anger.
  46. Sometimes, acting gently and expressing understanding (even if you don’t feel that way) can lead to productive discussion and resolving differences.
  47. Your outlook on life, and what you choose to do with your life account for 40 percent of your happiness levels. This includes your friendships, work, and participation in your community.
  48. When two people have a fight, the angrier one tends to be wrong. Anger can cloud judgment.
  49. When masculinity was challenged, men reacted with more anger and with an increased endorsement of social dominance over women.
  50. Anger is a social emotion. You always have a target that your anger is directed against (even if that target is yourself). Feelings of pain, combined with anger-triggering thoughts motivate you to take action, face threats and defend yourself by striking out against the target you think is causing you pain.
  51. Anger triggers the region of the brain associated with honesty, that’s when the truth comes out.
  52. Expressing anger is helpful, it releases tension and helps people not have grudges against anyone because they express themselves every time they get angry.
  53. Anger temporarily protects people from having to recognize and deal with their painful real feelings; you get to worry about getting back at the people you’re angry with instead.
  54. Sensitive people who want to be perfectionists are most likely to feel anger emotion.
  55. One thing that has been shown to consistently combat anger is humor. Not only do most people enjoy humor, but it breaks the attention and stress caused by feeling angry and refocuses it on something less physiologically taxing.
  56. Whether it’s through helping a charity or just a small act of kindness, altruism makes us feel good. One study even found that the happiness gleaned from volunteering can increase your longevity and happiness.
  57. Anger is more than just an emotion, it has physiological effects that occur alongside it. These range from racing heartbeats, sweating, and an increase in blood pressure.
  58. Anger can be a good thing. It can give you a way to express negative feelings, for example, or motivate you to find solutions to problems.
  59. Kissing releases oxytocin in the brain, a hormone that strengthens the emotional bond between two people to increase happiness in their life.
  60. It’s usually some outside factor that you feel leads to you becoming angry. However, there are many factors that can make you more susceptible to feeling that anger. These are things such as hunger, heat, exhaustion, dehydration, or other circumstances of annoyance.

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