There are two basic types of anger: one is healthy anger, and the other
is destructive anger. Healthy anger is the legitimate response to injustice,
abuse, and loss.
anger puts emotion in perspective and leads to rational, reasoned assessments
and problem solving. Answer the questions below
then go to our Goals
anger is driven by feelings of inadequacy, frustration and grief.
It suggest great intensity and loss of emotional control. It is often characterized
by an evident display of feelings. Destructive anger dominates the
senses and leads to rash acts that usually carry disastrous results. The
goal of destructive anger is to shift the balance of power, but in reality
it usually only serves to further inflame a bad situation.
Feelings of anger and alienation are common after brain injury. Some
of that is due to the way that the injured brain functions. Another part
has to do with the injured person's reactions to the deficits caused by
the brain damage. Damage one part of the brain and the thinking process
slows way down. The upshot of which can be thought of as a dulling of one's
mental edge. Greater effort and increased time is required to keep pace
with old standards and previous accomplishments. The upshot of which
is a substantial loss of ground and greater drain on mental resources.
theory say that the part of the brain that regulates emotions and intellect,
the cerebral cortex -- the thinking brain, is highly susceptible to damage.
The thinking brain is closest to the hard bony skull. Under normal
circumstances the delicate brain is protected from contact with the spiky
interior of the skull by a cushion of fluids.
car crashes, and the like, that natural cushion does not provide adequate
protection, and you end up with a lame brain. The reason for that,
as the experts put it, is the emotional brain, which is bundled deep within
the brain, is somewhat insulated from such injuries. Once the thinking
brain has been damaged the emotions tend to get out of control.
Frequently the services of a competent neuropsychologist is needed to help
address and explore issues of loss of intellectual functioning and emotional
control. The following anger inventory is a tool that can be used
to give context to you anger response.
This intervention offers
you an opportunity to make an objective self-study of how anger affects
you and how you deal with anger in your daily contacts with others.
This increased awareness on your part may provide insights into yourself,
and your relationships with others.
Answer each question as quickly as you can according to the way you feel
at this moment. not the way you usually feel or felt last week. Be
as frank as possible, your best answer is essential.
If your anger is frequently out of control you might benefit from anger
management training and perhaps even psychotherapy