CHAPTER 3

Anger and Annoyance

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We will focus on the most common triggers for anger and discuss some types of anger that are also experienced by many people.

Anger

You will have experienced some form of anger at some point in your life. It is a common emotion but it can be divided into two types of anger: unhealthy anger and healthy anger or annoyance. We will use the word ‘anger’ to mean unhealthy anger and ‘annoyance’ to mean healthy anger from now on. The intensity of both types can vary. Under anger you can experience hostility and rage. Annoyance can vary from mild irritation to intense annoyance.

Anger can be dangerous to the self or to another ...

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