attitude? It is a state of mind or a feeling; and can involve an arrogant or hostile state of mind or disposition.
Think about it. Anger is an attitude. Have you ever considered that? When we think about anger and people who show negative emotions outwardly, we often say,“That person has a real anger problem.” If you talk to the person, he or she will often say, “I can’t help myself.” They look at anger as if it’s something outside of their control. But is it? If I get angry, it’s because I allowed myself to do so. It’s also interesting to note that I never get angry when things go my way. I only get angry when they don’t.
If we choose to understand that anger is a choice, we will begin to realize it is something we can control. If we don’t believe it’s a choice, we will continue to struggle with negative outbursts.
As a matter of fact, not only is anger an attitude, but, for most people, it is a controlling mechanism. We use it to get our way. We use it to intimidate others. It becomes a power play. Our bad attitude makes people uncomfortable, and believe me, having anger is a bad attitude. So exactly what is the definition of anger? It is “a display that shows strong displeasure with someone or something”. Anger includes rage and fury, which implies intense, explosive, and often destructive emotions.
If we believe anger is something we simply cannot control, we will lose the battle before it even starts. If we want to control our anger, it is imperative that we believe and understand that it truly is an attitude.