Anger is strong ill-emotional feeling that is induced when a person thinks and feels threatened by other people’s or self behavior, ideas, thoughts or actions. Anger is much intertwined with stress and perhaps where there is anger, there is stress. It has both positive and negative implications on the person experiencing it. Where there is anger, there is feeling of defeat, self denial, indisposition, discontent and this is the negative part of anger. On the other hand, anger may be accompanied by a high level of motivational and enthusiasm in accomplishing particular goals and this is indeed the positive side of anger. In its management, anger can be controlled by assuming a positive and constructive role in dealing with it. The stepping stone to managing anger is first identifying the situations that trigger it.
One of the most effective ways to manage anger is devising ways to avert the events that trigger it. This is the withdrawal behavioral role that has been said to work in managing anger and other related and emotionally induced conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression. However, there are stumbling blocks to the application of this technique because virtually most of the anger-inducing events are common life-practices such as being hurt by other persons, failing to achieve goals and developing a feeling of being a threat to people one loves and cares for.
Humor is another aspect that helps in reducing anger and it simply implies laughing at oneself when one is confronted with an uncomfortable situations or actions which are triggered by anger. For example, when one is so badly hurt by other person’s actions that sleeping is compromised, the person angered by this action can just look at this situation as awkward and let all the anger faints away. Otherwise, if one does not sleep, who cares? One should learn to console oneself and assume that nothing has really happened. The essence is that, one should not take things so serious that anger is easily aroused.