Anger is one of the most dynamic and forceful emotions that can be felt by a human being. In
fact, it can ─ and does ─ move a person’s very powerfully. Anger is an emotional response quite
common among humans. It is a reaction to a perceived threat towards oneself. It can also be
solicited from a perceived threat towards people important to oneself in the near future. This
perceived threat may appear to be real or imagined. This emotional response can be taken from a
perception (A Bit of Buddhist Psychology, 2003) due to a possible physical conflict, prejudice,
carelessness, disgrace, or betrayal among other contentions. Emotions are not good or bad; they
are simply part of life and it is what people choose to do with them that help decide whether they
are labeled positive or negative. If angry feelings are suppressed, they may never become
recognized or named, and this could lead to mental health problems (Identifying Anger, n.d.).
Anger turned inwards can also be the cause of many relationship problems. Moreover, anger may
trigger anxiety, which in turn may anger a person and cause varying complications (Cornelius,
1993, p. 128).