Anger and Rage

Anger is a normal psychological reaction to danger and threats. Rage is not and is generally caused by an irrational thought or an unreasonable expectation.


Signs of Anger and Rage:
Emotional:
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • Controlling Dominating Behaviors
  • Jealousy
  • Low Tolerance for Frustration
  • Violent Impulses

  • Physical:
  • Flushed Face
  • Clenched Fists
  • Increased Heartbeat
  • Muscle Tension

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    Anger kills. In a study of a group of law school candidates, it was shown that those who scored high on the "Hostility Index" of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), a psychological test, died sooner than those who scored low on the "Hostility Index".