When is it a Problem? / Common Types of Anger
Some people assume a defensive approach to the world and find themselves constantly angry. This response stresses the body and can lead to health problems, such as headaches, ulcers, and heart disease.
Some people have learned to express their anger in violent ways. This behavior may harm others (verbal/physical abuse) and/or self (breaking valued objects, embarrassing self, etc.).
Some people are afraid to express any form of anger. These people tend to keep their anger and resentment bottled up. This results in increased tension and a failure to resolve the situation.
Some people display their anger in non-direct ways (e.g. arriving late, "forgetting", ignoring, etc.). They may experience a sense of revenge, but the problem is not directly confronted or resolved.