What is Anger?

Anger may be our most misunderstood feeling—but it is really easy to understand.

Anger is too much stress.

Distress and anger go together—they are both “too muchness,” distress less than anger.

Distress and anger each have their innate characteristic facial expressions seen in babies.

Distress

Distress

Anger

Anger

Distress is showed by eyebrows arched in the middle, down-turned mouth, tears. Anger is manifested by inward and downward slanted eyebrows, slitted eyes, reddened face, and sometimes the roar of rage.

In children and adults, anger is excessive distress. In dealing with anger, think “what is causing the distress?”

2018-08-30T17:56:17+00:00

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