We all get angry. It's a natural human emotion.
There are so many external factors that can trigger one's anger. But did you know that there is healthy anger and there also is toxic anger?
Understanding the difference between the two is essential for our mental health and well-being.
But before we dive in, let's discuss why anger isn't always a NEGATIVE emotion. Anger has a negative reputation. People compare it to happiness or enthusiasm and label it as a BAD or NEGATIVE emotion. Here are a few reasons why this isn't true.
Despite the bad reputation that anger has, when understood properly and expressed healthily, it has the potential to drive productivity and problem-solving.
You see, anger can be used positively if done right. However, it can also go the other way.
Here are the differences between health and toxic anger.
Learning how to manage anger is a worthwhile and necessary skill to maintain open communication and to cultivate personal awareness.
One way to deal with toxic anger is by cultivating awareness.
After you've determined that your anger is unhealthy, cultivate some awareness about what kind of anger it is. Ask yourself why you are feeling angry, and what situations might be most triggering to you.
When you find a moment of calm, try to objectively assess your responses - are you lashing out verbally? Does your anger express itself as passive aggression? Do you find yourself stuck in "moods" with no outlet for expression?
If you want more techniques and strategies you can use to deal with Toxic Anger, click the link below.