External factors such as personal issues with others, debts, frustration, unfavorable situations or lack of time for self and family leads to negative thoughts. The Mental Symptoms of Anger are −
At the same time, our body also starts responding uncontrollably to these situations by exhibiting the Physical Symptoms of Anger such as −
- Heart beating rapidly
- Muscles getting tense
- Sweat buds forming on forehead
These mental and physical discomforts combine and lead us to exhibit aggressive behavior such as −
- Shouting and arguing
- Throwing objects
- Kicking walls, punching pillows, or slamming doors
But the worst way to deal with anger is to do nothing, i.e., bottle it up. This suppressing of anger leads to getting drunk frequently, excessive smoking, and even taking drugs. In extreme cases, people also hurt themselves.
In situations like these, the most important thing to tell yourself is that people, situations, or the surroundings do not make you angry. It is the way we react to them that makes us angry.
In short, anybody or anything that angers you − controls you.