Anger is an intense and often destructive emotion in response to the situations around us, from something as small as a boring younger brother to something as important as racism and discrimination. While we certainly have a choice in how we react to the world, each of us has our own natural responses and reactions.
While some people will react in a very subtle way, mumbling in a low voice, holding a grudge or simply avoiding someone, it is important to know that the destructive nature of this emotion can have a very serious impact on the world.
Take, for example, the incidents of violence that occur daily around us. Something as simple as road rage can be summed up as the anger of one individual who attacks another, causing a downward spiral.
It is only by recognizing and identifying our personal reaction that we can then take control of our response, avoiding any potential long-term consequences.
How do you react when someone makes you angry? Have you ever taken a step back to think about how you react naturally? Do you go wild, express your anger to the world, or internalize it, stifling the situation for hours, days and weeks to come? Do you focus your anger in a positive way, allowing it to motivate you and lead you towards change?
Discover how each sign of the zodiac reacts when they are mad:
You usually don’t respond to the small frustrations of life, reserving your reactions to the most important situations and dramas of life. However, if someone crosses this line and triggers your anger, it is important to note that you do not take anger and frustration lightly.
A time bomb, you are very vindictive and when you go wild, it is in order to create as much destruction as possible. People will feel your anger!
However, there will come a day when all this will do more than you can handle and the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back” will send you flying over the edge. At this point, all I can say is be careful!
The biggest tool in your toolbelt? The Truth – When all is said and done, you will use it to your advantage, exposing people’s secrets or throwing the truth in their face at every possible chance to make sure you get your way and leave the most destruction. People will regret the day they messed with you …
Striking friends and family just because someone looked at you is certainly not the most appropriate way to handle things. You must practice controlled breathing, calm yourself down so that you can handle situations more constructively.
There is not much that can make you really react in a negative or overly emotional way, just because you feel you are above it. You don’t have to convince someone to go back to your thinking because, in the end, everyone knows you’re always right anyway, right?
If, however, you feel that you need to address something, you will handle it so quickly and with such force that it is like crushing a bug. It is done before anyone can even blink.
You will eventually reach a breaking point, forcing yourself to take it out on anyone and everyone around you. Some of this anger may be directed at the person responsible, but there will be many others caught in the crossfire. Take a deep breath and try to avoid this type of overreaction.
However, you also realize that anger has been the driving force behind many of your most ambitious endeavors, so you do not hesitate to recognize this emotion in your own life. Make sure you stay focused on the good!
You take pleasure in upsetting the peace and creating unrest, so try not to fall into the trap just to create drama. There are so many better ways to use your time and energy!
If someone tries to press your buttons and force a reaction, you don’t just leave, you disappear completely, only returning when you feel confident that the potential problem is gone or has been resolved. You may want to consider, however, that certain situations will require your attention, even if it is uncomfortable.
This is not to say that you don’t feel angry at certain times in life, you just don’t see the point in acting on it. Just be careful not to hold onto these feelings as they can fester and create incredibly toxic and negative energy in the long run.
You have no interest in drama or excessive emotions, and if someone keeps trying to press your buttons, you will simply walk away, refusing to give the reaction that you know they are trying to create. You have neither energy nor interest in this negativity in life.
You will do everything you can to avoid conflicts at all costs, even if it means first admitting and apologizing for something you have never done. You see this as a small sacrifice to pay in order to avoid any potential arguments along the way.
Unfortunately, avoidance is not always going to work and there will come a day when you will have to deal with the fact that someone has made you angry. Try to remember that not all anger is bad, it depends on how you use it.