The Anger Thermostat: What Is The Temperature Of Your Upset?

Anger is often a mask for other emotions such as fear, embarrassment, or anxiety. We want to protect ourselves from these emotions, thus enters anger. If you were to rate your anger on a ruler on which every half inch is another level of anger with 0.0 being calm, 5.0 being miffed, and 12.0 being rage, what would it be? There are a variety of ways to handle all stages of anger. If you’re in the lower ranges, try changing your thoughts—maybe you’re misconstruing the situation, or try seeing things from the other person’s side. If you’re in the rage level, you will not be able to think your way out. Try exercising to get the adrenaline out use or meditation to calm yourself down.

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