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The corporate world is beginning to invest more in anger management

"Anger is a brief madness".

           - Horace   

Anger makes you less effective at what you are good at.  Anger can be a strange tool, if wielded properly.  There is a place for anger and the challenge lies in knowing where that is. Even in its rightful place, the expression of anger should be graceful and come across only as assertiveness.

Choose assertiveness

With practice, professionals can check themselves when they are on the verge of an outburst and turn it imaginatively into act of assertion, where they have stated their point of view, firmly but gracefully.

Reflect on it

"We all boil at different degrees".

                  - Ralph Waldo Emerson                                                                                               

Reflecting over the anger building up in oneself, in the light of keeping the 6 honest serving men - (who, what, why, when, where and how), these 6 honest serving soldiers  mentioned by

Rudyard Kipling will defuse it. Anger management is one of the vital elements of "cognitive behavioural therapy" (CBT), which enables people deal with emotions, stress, depression and social problems.  CBT is rapidly growing and is considered to be an intervention tool in the corporate business setting.

"Everyone can become angry, but to become angry at the right time, for the right reason, against the right person is difficult."   

                                                                                                                                                                                           - Aristotle       

So, how to get rid of anger or at least reduce it?  It's good to know the triggers of the anger and analyse over it.

Anger - Fact File

* Anger has that peculiar quality of isolation, like sorrow, it cuts one off, and for the time being, at least, all relationship comes to an end

* The anger of disappointment, of jealousy, of the urge to wound, gives a violent release whose pleasure is self-justification

 Forms of anger

* Simple anger: a sudden flare-up which is quickly forgotten, is one thing

* Deviant anger: that is deliberately built up, that has been brewed and that seeks to hurt and destroy

* Displacement of anger: the most harmful, as this is about venting one's anger at those other than the ones responsible

 It is the explanation, whether silent or spoken, that sustains anger. We want to be praised or flattered, we expect something, and when these things do not take place we are disappointed, we become jealous or bitter. Then violently or softly, we blame someone else, we say the other is responsible for our bitterness. You are of great significance, because I depend on you, for my position or prestige. Through you, I fulfil, so you are important to me. Through you, I escape from myself, and when I am thrown back, I become angry. Anger takes many forms: disappointment, resentment, bitterness, jealousy and so on.

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