Anger helps us survive. We feel it in response to threats or pain. It can spark a self-protective response of fight or flight. The emotion energizes us for self-protective action. Uncontrolled anger or repressed anger may be unhealthy. Associated emotions are rage, aggravation or annoyance.

Basic emotions are emotions that have been scientifically proven to have a certain facial expression associated with it.

For example, the basic emotion of anger can be recognised by this picture all around the world, no matter what age, religion or gender you are, or what language you speak.

What we need to ask ourselves is how and why do people get angry. Nicholas Gill, the facial expressionist has been trying to answer that question (why do people get angry).

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to many problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life.

Answer to our question. Anger can be caused by both external and internal events.

The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviours.

If you feel that your anger sometimes gets out of control, if it is having an impact on your relationships and on important parts of your life, you might consider calling our group.

Written by Nicholas Gill

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