Question of the Day – No. 400

How do you use your anger?

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      1. I usually make an agreement first that when we fail in our behavior we give an acceptable apology. That way when I give my apology it will have a duel purpose, to teach me a lesson, literally (as it can be quite humbling) and to ensure the receiver is also satisfied and gained some confidence that I am less likely to repeat the error, at least not to the same degree.

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  1. I try not to unless something needs to be destroyed. Rarely does rational thought come from a place of anger. We are far better suited to make clear decisions when we find ourselves on a path of peace and happiness. It is that path that I strive for when I find myself in a state of anger.

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      1. Great question. I am not a psychologist so I can only speak for myself. Sometimes, walking away from what makes me angry, even for a few minutes, will do the trick. Other times I will just distract myself with a task or if I’m really frustrated I’ll smoke a little cannabis. It always helps to calm me down.

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  2. I really try not to get angry anymore. If I do it’s not really anger that I feel. Normally is frustration for not communicating how I’m actually feeling. If I do let myself get to the point of seeing red, I’ll see if I can get in to see my therapist or call my parents or sister. They let me vent then we all logically look at the situation together. It helps me to have an outside opinion.

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      1. Honestly, venting. Most of the time when I get to that point, I just need to verbalize my feelings. It usually comes out as a rush of words. By the time I take a deep breath, I realize how illogical it all seems and laugh.

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      1. Some never do and they’ve become legendary in my mind. But ordinarily they flow, and I stay up to date. So, on the average about a day. Maybe two jogs. Cheers!

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  3. I swear, vent it out and then let it pass. But I’m learning anger is a fleeting emotion, it’s a reaction and I don’t have to bite every time someone pushes that button because it doesn’t give me any benefit.

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  4. I do something about it – even if I would rather wallow in self pity about being angry. You’d be surprised at just how clean a kitchen can get when I’m well and truly ticked off! I often have to spend some time in a quiet place to figure out the source of my anger. Is it reasonable? Is it just? Is it something that’s actually linked to another issue?
    Then comes the challenging part, because most of the anger I’ve been feeling right now comes from feeling helpless. I can’t change how some things are now, but you can bet I’ll be voting! I can make decisions about how to spend my energy – like cleaning, or organizing. I can talk things through, and try to find out where I’m getting signals from. Anger takes a lot of work, and I’m really trying not to invest there.

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      1. No, it doesn’t always work, but it’s gotten me further towards being peaceful than stewing in ugliness. The latter tends to lead to headaches, depression and being a real pain in the ass to be around. I don’t like that in myself.

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  5. 𝙶𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚛𝚢 𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚙𝚒𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚍/𝚘𝚛 𝚒𝚐𝚗𝚘𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎, 𝙸 𝚝𝚛𝚢 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚗 𝚖𝚢 𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚛𝚐𝚢 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎. 𝙸 𝚓𝚞𝚖𝚙 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚛, 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚘, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎 𝚖𝚢𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚏 𝚝𝚘 𝚊 𝚋𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚎. 𝚁𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚊𝚕𝚠𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚖𝚎 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕 𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛.
    🕊
    𝙿𝚂: 𝙸 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚚𝚞𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜! 💕

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  6. unfortunately I get violent. I get rage. I had my genome tested in the Netherlands and found out that I have a MAOA ‘warrior gene’ which could have something to do with it. And I was once diagnosed with disocial/antisocial PD. But now I’ve got a brand new psychiatrist and a good soliciter, I don’t have that so I’m pleased that’s gone.

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