In today’s society, expressing negative emotions – especially anger – is not encouraged. We normally associate anger with aggressiveness…but the truth is that only about 10% of the time does anger result in aggressive behavior.
Most of the time, we tend to suppress our anger. And while that may seem like a good idea at the time, it can actually make things worse down the road – not only in our relationships with others but also with our own well-being. Consider that unexpressed anger often leads to:
- Resentment and a breakdown in relationships
- Stress on your body, which could surface as ulcers, high blood pressure, depression and more.
- Professional instability – difficulty keeping a job or being passed over for promotions.
On the other hand, expressing your anger – in an appropriate way – can have far reaching positive effects:
- Stronger relationships because you were able to talk it out and be understood.
- Accomplishing more as you pursue how to correct what makes you angry (think Civil Rights Movement)
- Increases your sense of control – you have given yourself permission to speak out.
So, go ahead. If you get angry, do something positive with that anger.
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