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Anger can be conveyed in many different ways.
Anger is an emotion of displeasure, usually regarding an act or idea of another person or organisation. Sometimes a person feels angry at him- or herself for having acted stupidly or badly, etc.
Anger involves a sense of wrongedness, outrage, frustration, irritation, or violent conflict.
In the Christian tradition, causeless,
excessive, or protracted anger is sinful
(Matt. 5:22; Eph. 4:26; Col. 3:8), one of the seven
deadly sins. As ascribed to God,
it merely denotes his displeasure with sin and with sinners (Ps. 7:11).
Anger may also result from irritability
brought on by illness such as bipolar disorder.
Buddhismpresents a quite different view on emotions like anger. Anger is defined here as: "being unable to bear the object, or the intention to cause harm to the object". Anger is seen as aversion with a stronger exaggeration, and is listed as one of the five hindrances. In Buddhism, anger is said to be a "negative emotion", in the sense that it is based on an underlying level of ignorance, and tends to lead us into actions which are harmful to ourselves and others. Although decisive action may be needed in given circumstances, when we are under the control of anger, we will often not have the clarity of mind to take the optimal action. In Buddhist psychology, anger can not only be controlled/managed, but even completely overcome if we develop our mind far enough.
The term anger management usually refers to a technique or exercise that can control or reduce feelings of anger in an individual. A common technique is to use deep breathing, meditation, and/or relaxation.
Courses in anger management are sometimes mandated to violent criminals by the legal system.
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