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Everybody feels anger from time to time People have been documented feeling anger since biblical times when God was considered angry Babies even exhibit signs that are interpreted as anger such as crying or screaming Anger is not in any way unique to people Animals also have the ability to feel and express anger In our personal lives we get angry over at least one thing on almost a daily basis whether it be on the job with a spouse or loved one or perhaps with a figure of authority Many psychologists have written about anger discussing the relationship between anger and fear Each of the individuals that comprise humanity possesses at least one phobia in the same way that each is capable of possessing anger The negativity that is associated with phobias often spills over into our feelings about anger We begin to think negatively about anger since we associate it with fear Plato was the first to suggest that anger was a disbalance According to Dr Willard Gaylin a prominent psychologist anger is still seen as a disbalance by many of todays psychologists Since Plato anger has suffered a bad reputation We only have to imagine a domestic abuse scene to immediately condemn anger in all of its manifestations There is a reason why anger is viewed in a negative light Nobody likes it when someone is angry with them We tend to avoid the wrath of those around us This is one reason we see anger as negative Another reason may lie closer to Platos concept of imbalance The negative perception of anger is evident in the American Heritage Dictionarys definitions of the word anger 1 1 A feeling of extreme displeasure hostility indignation or someone or something rage wrath ire 2 Obsolete Trouble pain affliction To say Im getting angry is to invoke fear in another usually that fear originates from a perception that the utterer of
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