7 Symptoms of Anger Problems – Do You Have These Anger Problem Symptoms?

If you’re looking for some signs (or symptoms) of anger problems, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find out 7 ways to know if you, or someone you know, potentially has an anger issue.

This list, is by no means, set in stone; but it should at least give you an idea of where you are – as far as handling anger is concerned.

1. Getting Angry Often – Everyone experiences anger from time to time, but getting angry more times than you can count, can be an indicator of an anger problem.

2. Holding on to Anger for Long Periods of Time – Being angry for a small amount of time can be ok – but staying angry for long periods of time, can introduce health problems, or escalate into bigger issues.

There is no set amount of time to be angry, but it’s safe to say that being angry for most of your life, or for years and years can turn into something ugly.

3. Getting Angry About ‘Anything’ or For No Reason – We all have our so-called hot buttons. There’s going to be something that can get us angry. Some of us, on the other hand, tend to fly off the handle over any little thing, on a frequent basis. Does that describe you?

4. Allowing Anger to Control You – Does everything you do, say, or feel revolve around anger? Going out of your way to avoid getting angry, or constantly being on the lookout for things that can make you angry, gives control to anger – while, at the same time, letting it run your life.

5. Using Anger to Control Others – It should go without saying, that using anger and fear tactics to control someone else is not only hurting you, but those around you. If people are walking on eggshells around you, then you may need to take a good look at the way you’re interacting with people.

6. Having Intense Anger – If you frequently find yourself getting so angry that your vision starts getting blurred, you get light-headed, or your arms/hands start shaking uncontrollably, there’s a strong possibility that you have a problem with anger (or some other health issue).

7. Aggressive Anger – Of course this is not a good sign. This is probably one of the most obvious, and serious, indications of an anger issue. If you consistently express your anger by getting aggressive – physically or verbally – then seek the help of an anger management professional.

Now that you’ve gone through this list of anger problem symptoms, do you think you have an anger issue? Or maybe you recognize some of them in someone you know?

Here’s the good news…

Although, Angry Benson (see video below) does a poor job of doing so, you can choose to not let anger control you. Here’s a good place to start…

Types of Anger – 12 Most Common Types of Anger

What types of anger does someone often show if they have an anger problem? If you’re wondering that about someone you know, or yourself, then you’re on the right page.

It goes without saying that, anger is one of those emotions that can be destructive and lead to various problems if it goes unnoticed. Although it can be tough sometimes, recognizing the signs of anger issues, is a key factor in determining what to do when anger shows up.

Down below is a list of twelve of the most commonly known anger types. See if any of them sound familiar to you.

Paranoid Anger

– This anger comes about when someone feels jealousy towards others, because they feel other people have or want to take what’s rightfully theirs. Or they may act out because they feel intimidated by others.

Behavioral Anger

– This type of anger usually describes someone who is aggressive towards whatever triggered their anger… this can be another person. This can be someone who always seems to act out, or is troublesome. Sometimes the outcome is physical abuse or attacks against others.

Chronic Anger

– Ever come across someone that’s seemingly angry for no reason, or mad all the time? More than likely, they were exhibiting this type of anger. People with chronic anger are just mad in general.

Passive Anger

– People who use sarcasm or mockery as a way to hide their feelings, typically express this form of anger. They tend to avoid confrontations with people or situations.

Verbal Anger

– Anger that’s expressed mostly through words and not actions. Verbal abuse is used to criticize and insult people (put them down) and complain.

Self-inflicted Anger

– Anger that translates in causing harm to one’s own body. People who use this type of anger are acting out by punishing themselves for something they’ve done wrong. Some examples include starvation, cutting, and overeating.

Volatile Anger

– This form of anger occurs in varying degrees… it comes and goes. It can just appear out of nowhere, or build into something bigger. It can either explode or go unnoticed. It could even be expressed verbally or physically.

Constructive Anger

– This type of anger is a key factor in driving people to want to join movements and groups. It’s the feeling of being fed up with how things are going, and the need to make a positive change.

Judgmental Anger

– Putting other people down and making them feel bad about themselves, or abilities, is a form of judgmental anger. This person expresses their feelings by making those around them feel worthless.

Overwhelmed Anger

– This person relieves stress by shouting, and flying off the handle, when they can’t take situations and things that are happening around them, anymore. When things are just too overwhelming… which is why it’s called ‘overwhelmed anger’.

Retaliatory Anger

– This is probably one of the most common, of the bunch. Retaliatory anger usually occurs as a direct response to someone else lashing out at you… has that happened to you once or twice ? ;-)

Deliberate Anger

– Using anger to gain power over a situation or person. A person expressing this form of anger may not start out angry, but will get angry when something does not turn out the way they wanted. Or, someone doesn’t see eye to eye with something they planned.

These are the most common kinds of anger. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, being aware of anger when it first appears is one of the first steps to master in order to make different choices in how to respond to it.