Don’t Underestimate Your Anger, Part 2

Dr. Rob Dobrenski recounts a funny session with a patient dealing with anger.  This is another great take on the good and bad side of this wild emotion.

Don’t underestimate what your anger is telling you.

“…anger has a purpose. Anger is a potential signal to assert yourself and protect your rights. If we didn’t experience anger we might simply get stepped on by anyone who wanted to take advantage of us. That being said, most mental health professionals would say that anger becomes “inappropriate” when it impairs your quality of life and/or leads you to engage in extreme behaviors that are damaging to yourself or others (or others’ cars)…”

Dr. Rob Dobrenski, Shrink Talk

Check out my previous posts on anger:

Don’t Underestimate Your Anger