Manage Your Anger: Sixteen Guidelines
Anger is a normal human emotion, and these guidelines from the College of Mental Health Counselling (ctihalifax.com) can help you express anger in a healthy way.
By: College of Mental Health Counselling
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by Daniel Keeran, MSW
People abused by angry discipline as children, may tend to abuse or overly punish other people or themselves for perceived wrongs in their adult life. In some individuals, aggressive personality traits may be genetically inherited.
The aggressive personality may feel weakened by having guidelines or boundaries for anger.
Anger is a normal human emotion, and these guidelines can help express anger in a healthy way:
1. no yelling
2. no name-calling
3. no humiliating or demeaning sarcasm
4. no threatening behaviour
5. no pointing your finger or standing over a person
6. no physical anger
7. no obscene language; no profanity
8. no long punishing lectures or emails
9. no dominating conversations
10. use only assertive forms of expression: "I feel angry when you....(observed description of behaviour)"
11. no long punishing silences
12. no passively-aggressive anger, e.g. burning dinner
13. no serial accusations or criticisms
14. no getting back or getting even or taking revenge
15. no angry discipline
16. adopt the following values and beliefs:
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. - Colossians 3:12
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. – Ephesians 4:31
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