What is anger?
Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels at some point in their life. It can range from a mild annoyance or frustration to extreme rage. Anger has three main components: cognitive, physical and behavioural changes. Cognitive changes involve how we think about or perceive certain occurrences. For example, you may think that something has happened to you that is unfair, undeserved or wrong; Physical changes include a rush of adrenaline, an increase in blood pressure and heart rate and a stiffening of muscles in response to what has occurred, and; Behavioural changes include how you respond to anger. This can involve looking and sounding angry by raising your voice, yelling or turning red. Other changes can include becoming physically violent, not talking, or storming away.